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Journal Article

Interruptions and miscommunications in surgery: an observational study.

Gillespie BM, Chaboyer W, Fairweather N. AORN journal. 2012;95:576-90.

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.