Journal Article

Investigating teamwork in the operating room: engaging stakeholders and setting the agenda.

Frasier LL; Pavuluri Quamme SR; Becker A; Booth S; Gutt A; Wiegmann D; Greenberg CC.

Teamwork training can improve communication and prevention of adverse events in the operating room. In this study, focus groups with clinicians and operating room staff found that team members perceived the concept of the "team" and their roles in ensuring optimal handoff communication differently. This exploratory work has implications for the design of effective teamwork training programs.