December 1, 2010

VA study shows fewer patient deaths after OR team training

By: OR Manager

ORs in facilities that adopted team training had a lower rate of deaths for surgical patients than facilities that had not yet had training, in a large new study from the Veterans Health Administration. The 74 VA facilities that had team training saw an 18% decrease in their annual surgical mortality rate compared with a 7% decrease in facilities that had not, a significant difference. Moreover for every quarter of…

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