Association between implementation of a medical team training program and surgical mortality.

@article{Neily2010AssociationBI,
  title={Association between implementation of a medical team training program and surgical mortality.},
  author={Julia B Neily and Peter Donald Mills and Yinong Young-Xu and Brian T Carney and Priscilla West and David H. Berger and Lisa M Mazzia and Douglas E. Paull and James P. Bagian},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={304 15},
  pages={1693-700}
}
CONTEXT There is insufficient information about the effectiveness of medical team training on surgical outcomes. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented a formalized medical team training program for operating room personnel on a national level. OBJECTIVE To determine whether an association existed between the VHA Medical Team Training program and surgical outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A retrospective health services study with a contemporaneous control group was… CONTINUE READING
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