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Surgeons' Leadership Styles and Team Behavior in the Operating Room

  • January 11, 2016

Based on a CRICO-funded project, researchers used video to study the impact of leadership style on team behavior in the operating room.


This study provides a framework for evaluating surgeons’ leadership and its impact on team performance in the operating room. As in other fields, the data from this study suggest that transformational leadership is associated with improved team behavior. Surgeon leadership development, therefore, has the potential to improve the efficiency and safety of operative care.
 

Citation for the full-text article:

Hu Y, Parker SH, Lipsitz SR, Arriaga AF, Peyre SE, Corso KA, Roth EM, Yule SJ, Greenberg CC.  Surgeons’ Leadership Styles and Team Behavior in the Operating Room. J Am Coll Surg. 2016; 222(1):41-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.09.013.