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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Noise in the operating room—what do we know? A review of the literature.

Hasfeldt D, Laerkner E, Birkelund R. Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. 2010;25:380-6.

The authors describe how high levels of noise in the operating room affect team communication and discuss the need for further research to determine its effect on the patient experience.