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August 1, 2018 An Evidence-based Intraoperative Communication Tool for Emergency General Surgery: A Pilot Study

CRICO-funded researchers developed and then piloted an evidence-based tool aimed at improving team communication in Emergency General Surgery.

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July 31, 2018 Hospital Mergers or Acquisitions May Cause Short-Term Patient Safety Issues

Drawing from a CRICO-funded study that found institutional partnerships and transactions might put patients at a higher risk for harm in the short run, this STAT op-ed piece emphasizes that “Improving the safety of patient care is possible during mergers and affiliations, but requires intentional efforts.”

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July 31, 2018 Viewpoint: Why Hospital Mergers Raise Patient Safety Problems

This Becker’s Hospital Review viewpoint offers six insights garnered from a July 31, 2018 STAT op-ed piece, written by Ariadne Labs researchers and CRICO’s president and CEO Mark Reynolds.

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Surgeons' Leadership Styles and Team Behavior in the Operating Room

  • January 11, 2016

Based on a CRICO-funded project, researchers used video to study the impact of leadership style on team behavior in the operating room.


This study provides a framework for evaluating surgeons’ leadership and its impact on team performance in the operating room. As in other fields, the data from this study suggest that transformational leadership is associated with improved team behavior. Surgeon leadership development, therefore, has the potential to improve the efficiency and safety of operative care.
 

Citation for the full-text article:

Hu Y, Parker SH, Lipsitz SR, Arriaga AF, Peyre SE, Corso KA, Roth EM, Yule SJ, Greenberg CC.  Surgeons’ Leadership Styles and Team Behavior in the Operating Room. J Am Coll Surg. 2016; 222(1):41-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.09.013.