While they may not make the headlines often, surgical errors are a serious and widespread issue that hospitals face on a daily basis. According to a 2014 analysis performed by the Patient Safety in Surgery Journal, between 46% and 65% of complications in hospitals occur during surgery.

So apart from hospital-acquired infections (or surgical-site infections), which already take a heavy toll on patient health annually, surgical errors also constitute a serious issue for all involved. Read on to find out more about various types of errors that occur during surgery and how hospitals can address these effectively.

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Despite the great advances of modern medicine, various challenges still exist that make operations risky for patients. From surgical-site infections to long anesthesia time, problems remain that can cut down on the quality of patient care and cause losses to hospitals. Finances, human capital and hospital efficiency are all at stake.

The hope is for solutions that offer quick and significant, yet safe, advancements that improve healthcare quality. What are the challenges to reducing anesthesia time and what possible solutions are there for anesthetists and surgeons?

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We’ve come a long way in reducing the cases of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) but they haven’t quite become a thing of the past yet. Over the course of the last few years countries in Western Europe, such as the UK and Germany, have noted some significant declines of various hospital-acquired infections… Yet, according to the…

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