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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

Aug 9, 2013

In this episode Dr Marcia Clark discusses patient safety in terms of surgical care. 
After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to:
  •  Explain the aspects of surgical care that may influence the higher rate of error seen in these patients versus non-surgical patients
  • List the seven phases of surgical care where error can occur
  • Describe the four practices described by Marcia that are used to mitigate and prevent errors in surgical practice
  • Think of other possible solutions that could be used to decrease the rate of error in surgical patients

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