• Study
  • Published November 2017

Sustaining teamwork behaviors through reinforcement of TeamSTEPPS principles.

Poor teamwork in operating rooms is associated with higher postoperative complication and mortality rates. The TeamSTEPPS program has successfully enhanced operating room teamwork, but behavioral changes are difficult to sustain. This pre–post cohort study showed that a TeamSTEPPS reinforcement program improved surgical staff leadership and communication.

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