October 2006
Pharmaceutical Representative;Oct2006, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p15
The article reports on the study which showed that people are more likely to experience surgery-related adverse events if their procedure begins in the afternoon than in the morning. Researchers studied all database of all surgical procedures performed at Duke Hopital. They found 31 cases of error, 667 cases of harm and 1,995 other events wherein problems existed but error or harm could not be determined.


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