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Journal Article

The quest for safe surgical care: are we missing the obvious?

Shuhaiber J. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. 2014;99:42-5.

Many studies have examined how checklists impact safety in surgical care, but this commentary focuses on the value of enhancing teamwork in this setting. The author describes the importance of individual team members' responsibility toward adopting behaviors that contribute to trust and transparency in surgical teams.