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Factors underlying parental decisions about combination childhood vaccinations including MMR: a systematic review.
Suboptimal childhood vaccination uptake results in disease outbreaks, and in developed countries is largely attributable to parental choice. To inform evidence-based interventions, we conducted aExpand
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Attitudes to vaccination: a critical review.
This paper provides a consolidated overview of public and healthcare professionals' attitudes towards vaccination in Europe by bringing together for the first time evidence across various vaccines,Expand
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Quality of Care Management Decisions by Multidisciplinary Cancer Teams: A Systematic Review
BackgroundFactors that affect the quality of clinical decisions of multidisciplinary cancer teams (MDTs) are not well understood. We reviewed and synthesised the evidence on clinical, social andExpand
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Emotional intelligence in medicine: a systematic review through the context of the ACGME competencies.
OBJECTIVES Emotional intelligence (EI) involves the perception, processing, regulation and management of emotions. This article aims to systematically review the evidence for EI in medicine throughExpand
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Reliability of a revised NOTECHS scale for use in surgical teams.
BACKGROUND Recent developments in the surgical literature highlight the need for assessment of nontechnical skills in surgery. We report a revision of the NOn-TECHnical Skills (NOTECHS) scale of theExpand
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Measuring intra-operative interference from distraction and interruption observedin the operating theatre
An observational tool was developed to record distraction and interruption in the operating theatre during surgery. Observed events were assigned to pre-defined categories and rated in relation toExpand
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Observational teamwork assessment for surgery: content validation and tool refinement.
BACKGROUND Effective teamwork is crucial for safe surgery. Failures in nontechnical and teamwork skills are frequently implicated in adverse events. The Observational Teamwork Assessment for SurgeryExpand
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A qualitative evaluation of the barriers and facilitators toward implementation of the WHO surgical safety checklist across hospitals in England: lessons from the "Surgical Checklist Implementation
OBJECTIVES To evaluate how the World Health Organization (WHO) surgical safety checklist was implemented across hospitals in England; to identify barriers and facilitators toward implementation; andExpand
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Mental Practice Enhances Surgical Technical Skills: A Randomized Controlled Study
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of mental practice on surgical performance. BACKGROUND Increasing concerns for patient safety have highlighted a need for alternative training strategies outside theExpand
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Smartphones let surgeons know WhatsApp: an analysis of communication in emergency surgical teams.
BACKGROUND Outdated communication technologies in healthcare can place patient safety at risk. This study aimed to evaluate implementation of the WhatsApp messaging service within emergency surgicalExpand
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