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Topic of the Month January 2014

Surgery - safety in the operating room

"Injure to heal" - that is one way to describe work in the operating room. During surgery, physicians have to inflict a wound on a patient to fix damage inside the body, to remove tissue or to place an implant. Different medical products are applied directly to the body or inside it. In our Topic of the Month we thus take a look at trials, political programs and initiatives that are meant to ensure safety in the OR and to prevent patients from harm.