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Journal Article

Communication of preclinical emergency teams in critical situations: a nationwide study.

Zimmer M, Czarniecki DM, Sahm S. PLoS ONE. 2021;16(5):e0250932.

Inadequate team communication is a marker of poor safety culture and can threaten patient safety. This survey of 714 medical and non-medical emergency medical services (EMS) employees in Germany found nearly three-quarters of respondents had been involved in a patient harm incident and that deficits in team communication were a primary contributor.