BACKGROUND: To investigate the effectiveness of combining teamwork training and lean process improvement, two distinct approaches to improving surgical safety. We conducted a controlled interrupted time series study in a specialist UK Orthopaedic hospital incorporating a plastic surgery team (which received the intervention) and an Orthopaedic theatre team acting as a control. STUDY DESIGN: We used a 3 month intervention with 3 months data collection period before and after it. A combined tea...Expand abstract
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Quality improvement in surgery combining lean improvement methods with teamwork training: a controlled before-after study
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