Journal Article
Commentary

The rise of human factors: optimising performance of individuals and teams to improve patients' outcomes.

Casali G, Cullen W, Lock G. Journal of thoracic disease. 2019;11:S998-S1008.

Nontechnical skills, such as teamwork, communication, and leadership, are essential human-centered components of safe surgical practice. This commentary discusses contextual characteristics needed to support nontechnical skill development to improve health care outcomes. The authors recommend a cultural shift away from focusing on technical performance to one that incorporates training in nontechnical skills.