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Open Access Highly Accessed Editorial

Patient safety and surgical innovation–complementary or mutually exclusive?

Dan E Azagury

Author Affiliations

Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA

Patient Safety in Surgery 2014, 8:17  doi:10.1186/1754-9493-8-17

Published: 2 April 2014

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Safety and innovation are not and need not be antagonists, but synonyms. If innovation is driven by safety, we can hopefully accelerate the rate of innovation desperately needed in medicine.