A new survey shows that nurses are more likely to exhibit higher levels of teamwork than surgeons in the operating room. The researchers used the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire to reach the results, which were published in the May Annals of Surgery and reported by online news site AXcessNews.com.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that nurses were considered the most committed to teamwork. Certified registered nurse anesthetists scored highest with 85%, followed by 83% for general surgical nurses.
Surgeons, however, scored lowest, with only 63% of respondents saying surgeons showed high levels of teamwork in the OR.
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[ via Patient Safety Monitor ]