• Commentary
  • Published September 2017

Medical team training improves team performance: AOA critical issues.

Team training programs have become a core element of safety improvement strategies worldwide. This commentary describes how one health system implemented a training initiative that focused on communication, use of a preprocedure time-out, and briefings and debriefings to enhance the safety of surgical care. The authors discuss the impact the program had on safety culture and checklist adherence.

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