- Philip F. Stahel, Denver Health Medical Center
- Pierre-Alain Clavien, University Hospital Zurich
Aims & scope
Patient Safety in Surgery is an open access, online 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.
Safe Surgical Technique section
The Safe Surgical Technique section is devoted to high-quality "expert opinion" articles on the current "state-of-the-art" for safe surgical techniques and surgical strategies for specific indications.
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The journal has published a number of invited Editorials discussing topical issues important to the development of patient care across the surgical field.
Editor-in-Chief Philip F. Stahel has published a commentary on improving peer review for biomedical publications.
This commentary was in response to an article in BMC Medicine on training and specialization of peer review for randomized controlled trials.
Philip F. Stahel is the director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Denver Health Medical Center, and Professor of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine.
"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."
Editor-in-Chief, Patient Safety in Surgery
"This publication process was so easy! Your journal's publication process was very smooth, simple, and fast. Thanks so much for the opportunity."
Dr Amal Mattu
University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
"Thank you again for your rapid (truly rapid) review process."
Dr Richard Yoon
NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, USA
Dr Frank Liporace
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, USA