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Would patient safety improve if surgical procedures were recorded?
Would patient safety improve if surgical procedures were recorded?

Preventable medical errors continue to plague America’s hospitals, with medical mistakes being the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. While some efforts have been made to improve safety, difficulties in determining the source ...

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