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

Casali G, Cullen W, Lock G. The rise of human factors: optimising performance of individuals and teams to improve patients' outcomes. J Thorac Dis. 2019;11(Suppl 7):S998-S1008. doi:10.21037/jtd.2019.03.50.

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July 10, 2019
Casali G, Cullen W, Lock G. J Thorac Dis. 2019;11(Suppl 7):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.

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Casali G, Cullen W, Lock G. The rise of human factors: optimising performance of individuals and teams to improve patients' outcomes. J Thorac Dis. 2019;11(Suppl 7):S998-S1008. doi:10.21037/jtd.2019.03.50.