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ACOG Releases Guidance on Surgical Errors
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Preventing surgical errors requires more patient involvement and particular care by providers in creating checklists, systems, and routines that reduce the likelihood of surgical errors, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ guidance on surgical errors.

“Using standard checklists, systems, and routines may sound to some like cook-book medicine, but they have been proven to greatly reduce surgery errors,” said Richard Waldman, MD, ACOG’s president.