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Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings.

Hicks CW, Rosen M, Hobson DB, et al. Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(8):863-8. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.172.

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July 23, 2014
Hicks CW, Rosen M, Hobson DB, et al. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(8):863-8.

Operating room briefings or time-outs are mandated by The Joint Commission as a strategy to prevent wrong-site surgery. This commentary explores the use of briefings both before and after surgery, evidence regarding their impact, and how a comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) initiative designed and implemented a briefing and debriefing process.

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Hicks CW, Rosen M, Hobson DB, et al. Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(8):863-8. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.172.