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Quality improvement in surgery combining lean improvement methods with teamwork training: a controlled before-after study

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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...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0138490

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Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford
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Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford
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Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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RP-PG-0108-10020
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PLoS ONE
Volume:
10
Issue:
9
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Article: e0138490
Publication date:
2015-09-18
Acceptance date:
2015-08-27
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1932-6203
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e0138490

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