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An observational study of the frequency, severity, and etiology of failures in postoperative care after major elective general surgery.

Symons NRA, Almoudaris AM, Nagpal K, et al. Annals of surgery. 2013;257:1-5.

This observational study at a large teaching hospital found that process failures in postoperative care were common, and often preventable, causes of patient harm.