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Journal Article

Getting teams to talk: development and pilot implementation of a checklist to promote interprofessional communication in the OR.

Lingard L, Espin S, Rubin B, et al. Quality & safety in health care. 2005;14:340-6.

The authors observed operating room teams using a checklist to promote team discussion prior to surgery. Team members valued these discussions, but diverse work flow patterns made group discussion difficult.