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Minor flow disruptions, traffic-related factors and their effect on major flow disruptions in the operating room.

Joseph A, Khoshkenar A, Taaffe KM, et al. Minor flow disruptions, traffic-related factors and their effect on major flow disruptions in the operating room. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;28(4):276-283. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2018-007957

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Joseph A, Khoshkenar A, Taaffe KM, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;28(4):276-283.
| April 3, 2019

This direct observation study found that minor disruptions in usual workflow can combine to lead to an adverse event. More than half of the observed disruptions were related to the physical layout of the operating room, suggesting that physical design of operating rooms may affect surgical safety.

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Joseph A, Khoshkenar A, Taaffe KM, et al. Minor flow disruptions, traffic-related factors and their effect on major flow disruptions in the operating room. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;28(4):276-283. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2018-007957