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United Kingdom 30-day mortality rates after surgery for pediatric central nervous system tumors

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Roddy O'Kane, Ryan Mathew, Tom Kenny, Charles Stiller, and Paul Chumas

Surgeons of England : Measuring Surgical Outcomes ( http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/media/media-background-briefings-and-statistics/measuring-surgical-outcomes ) [Accessed May 14, 2013] 31 Sandri A , Sardi N , Genitori L , Giordano F , Peretta P , Basso ME , : Diffuse and focal brain stem tumors in childhood: prognostic factors and surgical outcome. Experience in a single institution . Childs Nerv Syst 22 : 1127 – 1135 , 2006 10.1007/s00381-006-0083-x 32 Shaw K , Cassel CK , Black C , Levinson W : Shared medical regulation in a time of

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46th Annual Meeting The American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons

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coordination among surgical teams are known causes of preventable medical harms waste, and stress. Processes designed to improve perioperative communication have been shown to reduce errors and complications and to improve quality. There is extensive evidence supporting the use of checklists, timeouts, and debriefs. One such activity is the pre-operative huddle. This briefing includes the entire surgical team. It is an attempt to ensure that every member of the operative team has clarity regarding the specifics of the proposed surgical procedure and the respective patient