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Association between implementation of a medical team training program and surgical morbidity.

Young-Xu Y, Neily J, Mills PD, et al. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2011;146:1368-73.

A seminal study found a strong association between a teamwork training intervention and improved surgical mortality at a large group of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. This analysis of data from the same study also found improvements in surgical morbidity and preventable adverse events after implementation of the VA's Medical Team Training program.