Information transfer in multidisciplinary operating room teams: a simulation-based observational study.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Standardized tools such as the surgical safety checklist have been implemented in order to improve intraoperative communication between members of the surgical team. However, this simulation study found that much communication about important clinical information took place outside of scheduled formal discussion times, and junior members of the team were more hesitant to speak up about potential patient safety issues.