Surgical team behaviors and patient outcomes.

@article{Mazzocco2009SurgicalTB,
  title={Surgical team behaviors and patient outcomes.},
  author={Karen Mazzocco and Diana B. Petitti and Kenneth T Fong and Doug Bonacum and John Brookey and Suzanne Graham and Robert E. Lasky and J. Bryan Sexton and Eric J. Thomas},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={197 5},
  pages={678-85}
}
BACKGROUND Little evidence exists that links teamwork to patient outcomes. We conducted this study to determine if patients of teams with good teamwork had better outcomes than those with poor teamwork. METHODS Observers used a standardized instrument to assess team behaviors. Retrospective chart review was performed to measure 30-day outcomes. Multiple logistic regressions were calculated to assess the independence of the association between teamwork with patient outcome after adjusting for… CONTINUE READING

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