two doctors talking with each other on the hallway wearing surgical clothing
Risk Prevention

Enhancing teamwork in operating theatres

Teamwork is key to reducing human error and improving patient safety in OR's.

Ten years ago two major reports – To Err is Human (USA, 1999) and An Organisation with a Memory (UK, 2000) – highlighted human error and adverse events that patients, particularly those admitted to hospital, suffer. They concluded that one in 10 hospital inpatients was likely to suffer an error during their hospital stay. A decade later, despite hundreds of interventions to improve patient safety, progress was slower than initially envisioned.