A prospective study of paediatric cardiac surgical microsystems: assessing the relationships between non-routine events, teamwork and patient outcomes.

@article{Schraagen2011APS,
  title={A prospective study of paediatric cardiac surgical microsystems: assessing the relationships between non-routine events, teamwork and patient outcomes.},
  author={Jan Maarten Schraagen and Th.E Schouten and Meike Smit and Felix de Haas and Dolf van der Beek and Josine G M van de Ven and Paul Barach},
  journal={BMJ quality & safety},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={
          599-603
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Paediatric cardiac surgery has a low error tolerance and demands high levels of cognitive and technical performance. Growing evidence suggests that further improvements in patient outcomes depend on system factors, in particular, effective team skills. The hypotheses that small intraoperative non-routine events (NREs) can escalate to more serious situations and that effective teamwork can prevent the development of serious situations were examined to develop a method to assess these… CONTINUE READING
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