Perioperative team collaboration and surgical quality resources

“Shift left” is a software development term that means finding software mistakes early (thus "shifting left" in the timeline), before these mistakes become very costly. Chiefy brings this approach, and other Agile software development principles, to surgery - engaging earlier to correct errors, before they cause waste or harm.

Dreyfus, D, Nair, A, Rosales, C. The impact of planning and communication on unplanned costs in surgical episodes of care: Implications for reducing waste in hospital operating rooms. J Oper Manag. 2020; 66: 91– 111. https://doi.org/10.1002/joom.1070


Improving Communication and Teamwork in the Surgical Environment ModuleThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) toolkit


To Err is Human | Documentary 


Statement on Patient Safety in the Operating Room: Team Care | The American College of Surgeons (ACS)  


Zygourakis, C. C., Yoon, S., Valencia, V., Boscardin, C., Moriates, C., Gonzales, R., & Lawton, M. T. (2017). Operating room waste: disposable supply utilization in neurosurgical procedures, Journal of Neurosurgery JNS, 126(2), 620-625. from https://doi.org/10.3171/2016.2.JNS152442


Changing our culture to advance patient safety | The AANS Presidential Address

To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System | Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Quality of Health Care in America


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