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Assessing distractors and teamwork during surgery: developing an event-based method for direct observation.

Seelandt JC, Tschan F, Keller S, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23:918-29.

This validation study established a coding system to simultaneously monitor distractions and teamwork in the operating room, even for long procedures. Standard measurement of these patient safety concerns will allow for evaluation and reporting of future interventions' effectiveness.