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Table 4 Quality of communication and collaboration between operating room team members

From: Changes in safety climate and teamwork in the operating room after implementation of a revised WHO checklist: a prospective interventional study

Profession Surgeons Anesthesiologists Scrub nurses Nurse anaesthetists Nurse assistants
Consultants Attendings Residents Interns Consultants Attendings Residents Interns
Surgeons (n = 28) 93 64 50 50 64 46 36
Anesthesiologists (n = 18) 33 33 56 67 56 83 61
Scrub nurses (n = 22) 36 27 23 18 77 77 59
Nurse anaesthetists (n = 28) 29 14 75 71 68 82 50
Nurse assistants (n =24) 42 17 46 42 75 71 71
  1. Communication and collaboration as appreciated among professions at baseline. Presented as percentage of participants who answered “high” or “very high”. Italics when a profession estimated communication and collaboration within their own profession