Patient safety in surgery: non-technical aspects of safe surgical performance

George Youngson, Rhona Flin

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Abstract

The performance of operative surgery has an understandable focus placed on dexterity, technical precision, as well as the choice of procedure. There is less appreciation of the cognitive and social skills of the individual surgeon and the effect that these have on the surgical team and on patient outcome. This article highlights that impact and explores the contribution of non-technical skills to safe practice within the operating room.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Number of pages3
JournalPatient Safety in Surgery
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2010

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