Would You Defend This Complication?



Complications in surgery are common. They often originate from preventable errors in communication. In this chapter, we review specific case examples that lead to a complication and identify what could have been done differently to prevent them.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Patient Safety and Risk ManagementCOPIC Insurance CosDenverUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineDenverUSA

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