Journal Article

Critical role of the surgeon–anesthesiologist relationship for patient safety.

Cooper JB. Anesthesiology. 2018;129:402-405.

The surgeon–anesthesiologist relationship is crucial to effective teamwork and safe perioperative care. This commentary explores factors that influence the relationship, outlines mental models that affect its effectiveness, suggests research to inform improvement efforts, and provides recommendations to help these two specialists work in tandem to better support safety.