Patient Safety in Surgery

  • Philip F. Stahel
  • Cyril Mauffrey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel Dindo, Pierre-Alain Clavien
      Pages 3-10
    3. Michael B. Cross, Cyril Mauffrey
      Pages 11-17
    4. Dennis J. Boyle
      Pages 19-32
    5. E. Mark Hammerberg
      Pages 33-44
    6. David J. Hak
      Pages 45-52
    7. Roman Pfeifer, Hans-Christoph Pape
      Pages 53-60
    8. Philip F. Stahel, Nathan Butler
      Pages 115-121
    9. Hagen Andruszkow, Frank Hildebrand, Roman Pfeifer, Klemens Horst, Hans-Christoph Pape
      Pages 123-128
    10. Jeremy A. Long
      Pages 129-135
    11. Ted J. Clarke
      Pages 137-150
    12. Kendra L. Moldenhauer, Peggy Alder
      Pages 151-173
    13. Philip F. Stahel
      Pages 175-184
    14. Tom J. Grundy, Nicholas A. Ferran
      Pages 235-243
    15. Michael S. Victoroff
      Pages 265-298
    16. Markus S. Huber-Lang
      Pages 299-306
  3. The Surgeon’s Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Gregory J. Jurkovich
      Pages 309-321
    3. Philip F. Stahel, Nathan Butler
      Pages 323-329
    4. Timothy Barlow
      Pages 331-341
    5. Walter L. Biffl, Susan E. Biffl
      Pages 343-351
    6. Marja A. Boermeester
      Pages 353-371
  4. Other Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Kirk J. Hogan
      Pages 375-393
    3. Seleem R. Choudhury
      Pages 395-401
    4. Patty J. Skolnik, Nathan Butler
      Pages 403-408
    5. Emily P. Caldes
      Pages 409-429
    6. Ashok N. Johari, Shalin K. Maheshwari, Ratna S. Maheshwari
      Pages 431-441
  5. Case Scenarios

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 443-443
    2. Scott N. Hurlbert
      Pages 445-453
    3. Patty J. Skolnik, David M. Skolnik, Nathan Butler
      Pages 463-471
    4. Jeffrey L. Varnell
      Pages 473-483
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 485-513

About this book


Covering all aspects related to patient safety in surgery, and aiming to increase the safety and quality of care for patients undergoing surgical procedures in all fields of surgery, Patient Safety in Surgery is the perfect book for medical professionals striving to achieve excellent results and ideal patient outcomes. Adverse events resulting from surgical interventions frequently related to system errors and a communication breakdown among providers are looked at, in order to help the reader in dealing and avoiding these risky situations.


Presenting pertinent issues of interest in complications and patient outcomes, Patient Safety in Surgery is aimed at surgeons, anesthesiologists and medico-legal experts. It will also be of interest to medical trainees (students, residents, and fellows), nurses, patients, patient’s families, and advocacy groups.


General Surgery Patient Safety Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip F. Stahel
    • 1
  • Cyril Mauffrey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsDenver Health Medical CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsDenver Health Medical CenterDenverUSA

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