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Perioperative harm proof of concept trial underway

19 Aug 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

Waikato District Health Board (DHB), Lakes DHB and Southern Cross Hospital in Auckland are participating in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm proof of concept project.

Surveying teamwork and communication

24 Feb 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

This essay 'Do you work well with others? It depends on whom you ask' shows the results of a study on teamwork and communication undertaken at Vancouver's St Paul's Hospital.

Commission Chair urges correct use of Surgical Safety Checklist

16 Jul 2011, Safe Surgery NZ

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Surgical Safety Checklist in 2009, and on the face of it, uptake has been impressive. Three large studies published in major journals all show substantial reductions in mortality and morbidity.