Journal Article

A systematic review of behavioural marker systems in healthcare: what do we know about their attributes, validity and application?

Dietz AS; Pronovost PJ; Benson KN; Mendez-Tellez PA; Dwyer C; Wyskiel R; Rosen MA.

Teamwork training programs encourage specific behaviors—formally known as behavioral markers—among participants with the goal of improving safety. This systematic review found several methods of measuring behavioral markers, which use inconsistent terminology and have not been adequately validated. The authors suggest that more standardized measurement systems be developed to assess the effectiveness of teamwork training programs.