How surgical trainees handle catastrophic errors: a qualitative study.
Balogun JA, Bramall AN, Bernstein M. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jun 11; [Epub ahead of print].
According to this qualitative study, surgery resident physicians perceive that catastrophic errors result from system problems and provide lessons for future practice. Participants did not feel comfortable discussing errors with staff and reported work culture as a barrier to asking for support, demonstrating the need to teach trainees about error disclosure.
Communication practices on 4 Harvard surgical services: a surgical safety collaborative.
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The relationship of the emotional climate of work and threat to patient outcome in a high-volume thoracic surgery operating room team.
Nurok M, Evans LA, Lipsitz S, Satwicz P, Kelly A, Frankel A. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:237-242.
Poor resident–attending intraoperative communication may compromise patient safety.
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