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Journal Article

Health care huddles: managing complexity to achieve high reliability.

Provost SM, Lanham HJ, Leykum LK, et al. Health care management review. 2015;40:2-12.

Based on principles from high reliability organizations, huddles are increasingly being used to improve safety in hospitals. This study outlines a theoretical framework for how huddles can promote high-reliability behaviors in health care settings, mainly by accommodating communication, fostering interdisciplinary relationships, and enhancing safety culture.