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Measuring safety and efficiency in the operating room: development and validation of a metric for evaluating task execution in the operating room.

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BACKGROUND: Although a number of validated tools are available for assessing nontechnical skills and teamwork in the operating room (OR), there are no tools for measuring completion of key OR tasks, which is fundamental to effective teamwork, patient safety, and OR efficiency. This study describes the development and content validation of a new tool (ie, the Metric for Evaluating Task Execution in the Operating Room) for measuring basic task completion during surgical procedures. STUDY DESIG...

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Journal:
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Volume:
216
Issue:
3
Pages:
472-481
Publication date:
2013-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-1190
ISSN:
1072-7515
Source identifiers:
450394
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:450394
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uuid:3889e35e-c363-4338-b0b0-7439126995bd
Local pid:
pubs:450394
Deposit date:
2014-02-28

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