Thomas S Brinton

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BACKGROUND Discrepant attitudes about teamwork among nurses and physicians exist in operating rooms and intensive care units. Little is known about teamwork attitudes on general medical services. OBJECTIVE To assess ratings of teamwork by providers on inpatient medical units and barriers to collaboration. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS Nurses, primary hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the duration and total number of anesthetic exposures required for the treatment of urolithiasis during pregnancy, specifically comparing temporizing measures with active treatment because urolithiasis and its management may pose potential theoretical risks for the mother and fetus. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed(More)
The principles of 'lean management' have permeated many sectors of today's business world, secondary to the success of the Toyota Production System. This management method enables workers to eliminate mistakes, reduce delays, lower costs, and improve the overall quality of the product or service they deliver. These lean management principles can be applied(More)
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