A Novel Cognition-Based Guidance System to Improve Surgical Safety

Lauren Kennedy-Metz
Medical errors causing preventable adverse events are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The role of human cognition in contributing to errors in complex healthcare environments is increasingly being recognized. Many studies have demonstrated a direct relationship between cognitive performance metrics and patient outcomes. Notwithstanding, the role of cognition in improving safety has not received enough attention. Cardiac surgical OR is a high-impact area to improve patient safety and save lives. High...
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