Poor resident-attending intraoperative communication may compromise patient safety.

  title={Poor resident-attending intraoperative communication may compromise patient safety.},
  author={Igor Belyansky and Terri R. Martin and Ajita S. Prabhu and Victor Tsirline and Lisa D. Howley and Ryan M. Phillips and David Sindram and Brant Todd Heniford and Dimitrios Stefanidis},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  volume={171 2},
BACKGROUND Prior research suggests that hierarchy in medicine may impact communication and patient safety. This study examined the factors that influence surgical trainees in expressing their opinion in the operating room and the consequences this might have on patient safety. METHODS An anonymous survey of general surgery, gynecology, and orthopedic surgery residents and attendings was conducted at a teaching institution in 2010. Separate surveys were used for attendings and for trainees… CONTINUE READING

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