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Safety culture in cardiac surgical teams: data from five programs and national surgical comparison.

Marsteller JA, Wen M, Hsu Y-J, et al. Safety Culture in Cardiac Surgical Teams: Data From Five Programs and National Surgical Comparison. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100(6):2182-9. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.109.

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September 23, 2015
Marsteller JA, Wen M, Hsu Y-J, et al. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100(6):2182-9.

This study found that cardiac surgical teams had a more positive safety culture (as measured by the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture) than other surgical teams. Similar to prior studies in which managers reported a more positive safety culture than frontline staff, in this study surgeons reported more optimal safety culture compared to nurses and perfusionists. This gap in perceived safety culture requires further study.

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Marsteller JA, Wen M, Hsu Y-J, et al. Safety Culture in Cardiac Surgical Teams: Data From Five Programs and National Surgical Comparison. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100(6):2182-9. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.109.