Civility in the OR Promotes Quality, Safety

A commentary in the Archives of Surgery reported a surgeon's behavior in the operating room can affect quality and cost, according to a news release.

The authors wrote that the OR is a social environment in which people's interactions can have powerful implications for patient outcomes. They cite a number of studies that have suggested a link between civility in the OR and the quality of care. 

They said surgeons should create a culture of civility in the OR by developing positive interpersonal behavior early in their career.

Read the release on civility in the OR.

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