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Journal Article

A theory-based instrument to evaluate team communication in the operating room: balancing measurement authenticity and reliability.

Lingard L, Regehr G, Espin S, et al. Quality & safety in health care. 2006;15:422-6.

This study describes the process of developing a tool to measure communication failures in the operating room. The authors suggest that the instrument could be used to evaluate complex team communication at the procedure level.