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Surgical safety checklists: patient safety to check off

Interview with Daniela Renner, research associate at the Agency for Quality in Medicine (AQuMed)

You find out after surgery that the left knee was treated instead of the right one. Although such mistakes rarely happen, they can have serious consequences – both for the patient and the image of the physician and the hospital.

09/08/2014

Photo: Yound woman with short, brown hair - Daniela Renner

Daniela Renner; ©ÄZQ

Photo: Nurse checks a list in the OR

In the surgical safety checklists, many process steps are covered, which correspond to the different needs of the departments and facilities; ©panthermedia.net/ Wen Hui Wang

Foto: Michalina Chrzanowska; Copyright: B. Frommann

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