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T his is the first installment of our year-long series dedicated to addressing the underlying causes of medical errors, and discussing what can be done to pro- mote patient safety in surgical facilities across the coun- try. We pledge to provide you with insights and advice from leading safety experts. You can hold up your end of the bargain by inspiring your clinical team to do better, because patients don't deserve to leave your facility in worse shape than when they arrived. Let's start the 1 2 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J a n u a r y 2 0 1 7 Let's Team Up to Prevent Patient Harm • IN GOOD HANDS? Avoidable medical errors kill hundreds of thousands each year. SURGICAL ERRORS Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Our exploration of surgical safety kicks off with a look at the persistent problem of medical care gone wrong. Daniel Cook Executive Editor

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