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Observing and categorising process deviations in orthopaedic surgery

Abstract:

This aim of this research was to identify events in the operating theatre process (described as glitches) during elective orthopaedic operations. Two pairs of observers, each consisting of a clinician and a human factors professional, examined primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasties, arthroscopies and knee ligament reconstructions in two UK hospitals. The categorisation procedure revealed 11 key areas of glitches within the collected data. Observations of 42 operations revealed 314 g...

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10.1177/1071181311551142

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Pickering, SP More by this author
Catchpole, KC More by this author
Robertson, ER More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume:
55
Issue:
1
Pages:
685-689
Publication date:
2011
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ISSN:
1071-1813
URN:
uuid:a2717bdf-0759-4ea9-8fbf-ae601381180e
Source identifiers:
216461
Local pid:
pubs:216461
Language:
English

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