OBJECTIVES: To develop a sensitive, reliable tool for enumerating and evaluating technical process imperfections during surgical operations. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with direct observation. SETTING: Operating theatres on five sites in three National Health Service Trusts. PARTICIPANTS: Staff taking part in elective and emergency surgical procedures in orthopaedics, trauma, vascular and plastic surgery; including anaesthetists, surgeons, nurses and operating department practitioners. ...Expand abstract
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Capturing intraoperative process deviations using a direct observational approach: the glitch method
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