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Journal Article

Team-based care: the changing face of cardiothoracic surgery.

Crawford TC, Conte J, Sanchez JA. The Surgical clinics of North America. 2017;97:801-810.

Team strategies are key to improving complex care processes. This review focuses on cardiothoracic surgery and the need for team approaches to enhance the safety of care in this specialty. The authors suggest that nontechnical skill development for surgical team leaders and structured communication can improve team performance.