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Fairview scores perfect zero on hospital error report

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The next time you go in for a procedure at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, expect to be treated less like a patient and more like an airline passenger.

Medical staff are adopting procedures more akin to flying a plane than to the sometimes hurried assembly line medicine of the past, medical center officials said.

"We're changing the systems to try to eliminate human error," said Dr. Beth Thomas, Fairview's chief of surgery.

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