Poor team work is killing patientsBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7373.1129 (Published 16 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1129
- Susan Mayor
Poor team work and communication are contributing to the lack of improvement in the number of patients in England and Wales who die within three days of a medical intervention. The warning comes from the 2002 report of an independent body the National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths, which was published this week.
The report reviewed a sample of deaths occurring within three days of an intervention between 1 April 2000 and 31 March 2001, tracking …