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Non-technical skills for surgeons in the operating room: a review of the literature

Non-technical skills for surgeons in the operating room: a review of the literature

Surgery 139(2): 140-149

Background. This review examines the surgical and psychological literature on surgeons' intraoperative non-technical skills. These are the critical cognitive and interpersonal skills that complement surgeons' technical abilities. The objectives of this paper are (1) to identify the non-technical skills required by surgeons in the operating room and (2) assess the behavioral marker systems that have been developed for rating surgeons' non-technical skills.Methods.

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PMID: 16455321

DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2005.06.017

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