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Journal Article

Poor resident–attending intraoperative communication may compromise patient safety.

Belyansky I, Martin TR, Prabhu AS, et al. The Journal of surgical research. 2011;171:386-94.

While surgical attending physicians reported encouraging residents to question their intraoperative decisions, only slightly more than half of the residents in this survey agreed. The authority gradient has been implicated in prior studies that also documented suboptimal communication in the operating room.