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Observational teamwork assessment for surgery (OTAS): refinement and application in urological surgery.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Teamwork in surgical teams is at the forefront of good practice guidelines and empirical research as an important aspect of safe surgery. We have developed a comprehensive assessment for teamwork in surgery-the Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS)-and we have tested it for general surgical procedures. The aim of the research reported here was to extend the assessment to urology procedures. METHODS: After refining the original assessment, we used it to observe 50 u...

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10.1007/s00268-007-9053-z

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Journal:
World journal of surgery
Volume:
31
Issue:
7
Pages:
1373-1381
Publication date:
2007-07-05
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EISSN:
1432-2323
ISSN:
0364-2313
URN:
uuid:8ed804c8-f3c4-475d-8bdc-98274a138c3f
Source identifiers:
450553
Local pid:
pubs:450553

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