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Surgical Patient Safety: A Case-Based Approach

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Despite many advances in the practice of surgery, surgical complications continue to cause significant patient morbidity and mortality.  Now more than ever, it is the responsibility of every surgeon to take the lead in understanding and mitigating complications and adverse events.  Surgical Patient Safety: A Case-based Approach is your blueprint for putting this goal within reach.  This timely resource gives you all the insights needed to effectively manage patient safety, covering everything from sharpening communication skills to establishing shared decision-making with patients and their families. Supplementing this important content are numerous case-based examples and exercises, supported by color illustrations, tables, figures, radiographs, and algorithms.  Taken as a whole, this new textbook represents a one-stop, hands-on patient safety primer that no other sourcebook can match.