Assessing and improving teamwork in cardiac surgery.

  title={Assessing and improving teamwork in cardiac surgery.},
  author={Jan Maarten Schraagen and Ton Schouten and Meike Smit and Felix Haas and Dolf van der Beek and Josine van de Ven and Paul Barach},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  volume={19 6},
OBJECTIVE Cardiac surgery (PCS) has a low error tolerance, is dependent upon sophisticated organisational structures and demands high levels of cognitive and technical performance. The aim of the study was to assess the role of intraoperative non-routine events (NREs) and team performance on paediatric cardiac surgery outcomes. The current paper focuses on improving methods for studying teamwork; a companion paper will report on the empirical results. METHODS The authors trained human factors… CONTINUE READING