Effect of distractions on operative performance and ability to multitask—a case for deliberate practice.
Ahmed A, Ahmad M, Stewart CM, Francis HW, Bhatti NI. Laryngoscope. 2015;125:837-841.
This direct observation study revealed that surgeons performed with less dexterity and made more errors when distractions were present in the operating room compared to when no distraction occurred, and this effect was more pronounced in those with less experience. Consistent with prior work on interruptions and distractions, this finding underscores the need to augment health care work environments to improve safety.
Application of the aviation black box principle in pediatric cardiac surgery: tracking all failures in the pediatric cardiac operating room.
Bowermaster R, Miller M, Ashcraft T, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2015;220:149–155.e3.
Association of hospital participation in a surgical outcomes monitoring program with inpatient complications and mortality.
Etzioni DA, Wasif N, Dueck AC, et al. JAMA. 2015;313:505-511.
Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States.
Merkow RP, Ju MH, Chung JW, et al. JAMA. 2015;313:483-495.
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The "weekend effect" in pediatric surgery—increased mortality for children undergoing urgent surgery during the weekend.
Goldstein SD, Papandria DJ, Aboagye J, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2014;49:1087-1091.