Journal Article
Study

Inadequate preoperative team briefings lead to more intraoperative adverse events.

Phadnis J, Templeton-Ward O. Journal of patient safety. 2018;14:82-86.

Though preoperative briefings are recommended to enhance team communication, they are incompletely implemented and evidence regarding their benefit is not well-established. This audit study found that inadequate preoperative briefings resulted in more minor adverse events. This finding adds to the evidence of their importance but does not address implementation challenges.