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Quality improvement in surgery combining lean improvement methods with teamwork training: a controlled before-after study

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Background To investigate the effectiveness of combining teamwork training and lean process improvement, two distinct approaches to improving surgical safety. We conducted a controlled interrupted time series study in a specialist UK Orthopaedic hospital incorporating a plastic surgery team (which received the intervention) and an Orthopaedic theatre team acting as a control.

Study Design We used a 3 month intervention with 3 months data collection...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0138490

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Saïd Business School
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
9
Article number:
e0138490
Publication date:
2015-09-18
Acceptance date:
2015-08-27
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ISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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uuid:2fddd996-7b29-481c-8818-8d14b05fb906
Deposit date:
2015-11-10

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