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Study: Resident performance suffers in rude operating rooms

Residency Program Insider, June 13, 2019

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Anesthesiology residents scored lower in several performance metrics when assigned to rude operating rooms, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Researchers randomly assigned 76 residents at three academic medical centers to either a normal or rude operating room and had them participate in a standardized crisis scenario. The residents were scored on how well they performed based on certain indicators such as communication, diagnosis, patient management, and vigilance.

Residents in the rude operating room performed lower on every performance metric compared to those in the normal group. Although nearly two-thirds of the residents in the rude group believed the uncivil environment negatively affected their performance, their self-reported performance assessments were similar to the normal group.

Source: BMJ Quality & Safety



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