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Information transfer in multidisciplinary operating room teams: a simulation-based observational study.

Cumin D, Skilton C, Weller J. Information transfer in multidisciplinary operating room teams: a simulation-based observational study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(3):209-216. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-005130.

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May 18, 2016
Cumin D, Skilton C, Weller J. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:209-216.

Standardized tools such as the surgical safety checklist have been implemented in order to improve intraoperative communication between members of the surgical team. However, this simulation study found that much communication about important clinical information took place outside of scheduled formal discussion times, and junior members of the team were more hesitant to speak up about potential patient safety issues.

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Cumin D, Skilton C, Weller J. Information transfer in multidisciplinary operating room teams: a simulation-based observational study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(3):209-216. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-005130.