Crew management yields good results

December 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Dec2007, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p140
The obstetrics unit at a Boston hospital has been recognized for a dramatic reduction in major adverse events. Much of the improvement can be attributed to the recent adoption of crew resource management to improve staff communication and performance. • Malpractice liability exposure also was reduced. • The hospital committed to significant staff retraining. • The effort was prompted by the unnecessary stillbirth of a baby.


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