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Monitoring teamwork: a narrative review.

Rutherford JS. Monitoring teamwork: a narrative review. Anaesthesia. 2017;72 Suppl 1:84-94. doi:10.1111/anae.13744.

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February 22, 2017
Rutherford JS. Anaesthesia. 2017;72 Suppl 1:84-94.

Anesthesiology was an early adopter of teamwork as a safety improvement strategy. This review explored models of assessing teamwork behaviors in anesthesiology. The authors found both implicit and explicit methods in place to monitor teamwork and determined that team training improves patient safety.