Teamwork, communication and safety climate: a systematic review of interventions to improve surgical culture.
Sacks GD, Shannon EM, Dawes AJ, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 May 22; [Epub ahead of print].
Previous literature has shown that safety culture and nontechnical skills (such as communication) can affect safety and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing surgery. This systematic review identified several interventions that demonstrated effectiveness at improving various aspects of surgical culture, including teamwork and communication. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary discussed disruptive behavior as a contributor to safety issues in surgery.
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