Assessing the performance of surgical teams.

  title={Assessing the performance of surgical teams.},
  author={Linda Searle Leach and Robert C. Myrtle and Fred Weaver and Sriram Dasu},
  journal={Health care management review},
  volume={34 1},
BACKGROUND High-performing and high-reliability teams are an important component of service delivery. With a focused emphasis on safety in acute care hospitals, understanding the nature of surgical teams and team performance is an essential component to achieving high-quality surgical care. More information is needed about the challenges to effective team functioning in the operating room, the influence of working conditions, and the environmental context on surgical team performance. PURPOSE… CONTINUE READING
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