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Interruptions and miscommunications in surgery: an observational study.

Gillespie BM, Chaboyer W, Fairweather N. Interruptions and miscommunications in surgery: an observational study. AORN J. 2012;95(5):576-90. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2012.02.012.

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May 16, 2012
Gillespie BM, Chaboyer W, Fairweather N. AORN J. 2012;95(5):576-90.

Interruptions were associated with an increased risk of miscommunication between team personnel during surgical procedures. Teams that had limited experience working together seemed to be particularly vulnerable to miscommunications.

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Gillespie BM, Chaboyer W, Fairweather N. Interruptions and miscommunications in surgery: an observational study. AORN J. 2012;95(5):576-90. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2012.02.012.