Surgical Patient Care

Improving Safety, Quality and Value

  • Juan A. Sanchez
  • Paul Barach
  • Julie K. Johnson
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvii
  2. Fundamentals of Systems and Safety Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jonathan Gao, Sidney Dekker
      Pages 25-37
    3. Sallie J. Weaver, Lauren E. Benishek, Ira Leeds, Elizabeth C. Wick
      Pages 51-66
    4. James M. Levett, James M. Fasone, Anngail Levick Smith, Stanley S. Labovitz, Jennifer Labovitz, Susan Mellott et al.
      Pages 67-86
    5. Sara Shaunfield, Timothy Pearman, Dave Cella
      Pages 87-100
    6. Chandler D. Wilfong, Steven D. Schwaitzberg
      Pages 133-142
  3. Job and Organizational Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Charles D. Cadenhead, Laurie Tranchina Waggener, Bhargav Goswami
      Pages 159-183
    3. Peter Hani Cosman, Pramudith Sirimanna, Paul Barach
      Pages 185-204
    4. Ross M. Ungerleider, Jamie Dickey Ungerleider, Graham D. Ungerleider
      Pages 205-224
    5. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Robert S. D. Higgins
      Pages 225-246
    6. Paul Barach, Juan A. Sanchez
      Pages 263-275

About this book


This book focuses exclusively on the surgical patient and on the perioperative environment with its unique socio-technical and cultural issues. It covers preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative processes and decision making and explores both sharp-end and latent factors contributing to harm and poor quality outcomes. It is intended to be a resource for all healthcare practitioners that interact with the surgical patient. The first section presents foundational principles of safety science and related social science. The second exposes barriers to achieving optimal surgical outcomes and details the various errors and events that occur in the perioperative environment. The third section contains prescriptive and proactive tools and ways to eliminate errors and harm. The final section focuses on developing continuous quality improvement programs with an emphasis on safety and reliability.

Surgical Patient Care: Improving Safety, Quality and Value targets an international audience which includes all hospital, ambulatory and clinic-based operating room personnel as well as healthcare administrators and managers, directors of risk management and patient safety, health services researchers, and individuals in higher education in the health professions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Juan A. Sanchez
    • 1
  • Paul Barach
    • 2
  • Julie K. Johnson
    • 3
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Surgery Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & QualityJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimore, MDUSA
  2. 2.Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation and Kyle John Rymiszewski Research ScholarChildren’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of MedicineDetroit, MIUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery Center for Healthcare Studies Institute for Public Health and Medicine Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicago, ILUSA
  4. 4.Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute Johns Hopkins All Children’s HospitalJohns Hopkins UniversitySaint Petersburg, FLUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44008-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44010-1
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