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Aims and Scope

Patient Safety in Surgery is an open access journal that publishes articles on all issues related to safety and quality of patient care in surgery and surgical subspecialties.

The journal provides a scientific platform for specialists from all surgical fields and for other healthcare professionals to report, discuss, debate, and critically review all aspects related to errors, complications, and other safety issues in the management of patients undergoing surgical procedures.

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Featured article: Morbidity and mortality meetings to improve patient safety: a survey of 109 consultant surgeons in London, United Kingdom

Morbidity & Mortality (M&M) meetings are a critical component of clinical governance. They have the potential to improve patient outcomes, quality of care, attitudes towards patient safety and they contribute to the education of clinical staff.


In this study, Sinitsky et al evaluated individual surgeons' experience of these meetings and explored their perceived usefulness and barriers to open discussion of adverse outcomes. Findings demonstrated that many surgeons in London do not routinely attended M&M meetings, despite these occurring within 'protected time'.

About the Editor

"This is an exciting time to be involved in promoting a global culture of patient safety among all healthcare providers, particularly for the next generation of physicians and surgeons. Current patient safety protocols continue to fall short of protecting our patients from suffering unintended harm. Our journal provides a forum for reporting, discussing, and designing new patient safety standards for the future."

– Philip F. Stahel, Editor-in-Chief

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