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Journal Article
Study

Tune-in and time-out: toward surgeon-led prevention of "never" events.

Jones N. Journal of patient safety. 2019;15:e36-e39.

This study surveyed surgical nurses at an Australian hospital regarding their perceptions of surgeon adherence to the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist. Though nurses felt surgeon-led time outs are valuable and lead to fewer adverse events, 94% of them reported experiencing hostility from surgeons, such as a "condescending, sarcastic attitude" related to the time out process.