INTRODUCTION: The frequency of adverse events in the operating theatre has been linked to the quality of teamwork and communication. Developing suitable measures of teamwork may play a role in reducing errors in surgery. This study reports on the development and evaluation of a method for measuring operating-theatre teamwork quality. METHODS: The Oxford Non-Technical Skills (NOTECHS) scale was developed from an aviation instrument for assessment of non-technical skills. Consultation with exp...Expand abstract
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The Oxford NOTECHS System: reliability and validity of a tool for measuring teamwork behaviour in the operating theatre.
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