FIRST LOOK: Surgical Fingerprints: Real-time Analysis of Intraoperative Events

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Intraoperative adverse events (IAEs), such as bowel/vascular injury, are estimated to occur in 2% of operations. IAEs can exact a toll on patient quality of life and costs, with average admission charges estimated to be 41% higher for patients who experience IAEs. Up to two-thirds of surgical errors occur intraoperatively, and 86% of these are…

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