Factors compromising safety in surgery: stressful events in the operating room

Sonal Arora, Louise Hull, Nick Sevdalis, Tanya Tierney, Debra Nestel, Maria Woloshynowych, Ara Darzi, Roger Kneebone

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Stressful events occur in the operating room (OR) with potentially severe consequences for patient safety. We recorded the incidence of these events in the OR, assessed the levels of stress that they caused, and investigated their detectability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60 - 65
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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