Differing perceptions of preoperative communication among surgical team members.

  title={Differing perceptions of preoperative communication among surgical team members.},
  author={S. Luis A. Cruz and Olumuyiwa A Idowu and Alisha Ho and Michael Jongseon Lee and Lewis L. Shi},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
BACKGROUND Although preoperative communication is an emerging means through which surgical teams prepare for cases, little is known regarding its current state. This study investigated this topic in a survey of surgical team members. METHODS An 11-question survey regarding the current state of and barriers to preoperative communication among surgical team members (surgeons, anesthesiologists, and surgical nurses and technologists) was distributed at a United States academic medical center… CONTINUE READING
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