Nick Sevdalis

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The differential effect of realistic and unrealistic counterfactual thinking on regret
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 122:111-28. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Teaching evidence-based decision-making
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Warf Road, London, England W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Clin North Am 86:59-70, viii. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Patient involvement in patient safety: what factors influence patient participation and engagement?
    Rachel E Davis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Health Expect 10:259-67. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Opening the "black box" of surgeons' risk estimation: from intuition to quantitative modeling
    Nick Sevdalis
    World J Surg 32:324-5; author reply 326-7. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Judgment analysis: a method for quantitative evaluation of trainee surgeons' judgments of surgical risk
    Ros Jacklin
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Rd, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Am J Surg 195:183-8. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Impact of intraoperative distractions on patient safety: a prospective descriptive study using validated instruments
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College London, Wright Fleming Building Room 507 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
    World J Surg 38:751-8. 2014
  7. ncbi request reprint Quantitative analysis of intraoperative communication in open and laparoscopic surgery
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London and Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Wright Fleming Building 507, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
    Surg Endosc 26:2931-8. 2012
  8. pmc Improving care by understanding the way we work: human factors and behavioural science in the context of intensive care
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    Crit Care 13:139. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Development, initial reliability and validity testing of an observational tool for assessing technical skills of operating room nurses
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:1187-93. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Interaction effects and subgroup analyses in clinical trials: more than meets the eye?
    Nick Sevdalis
    Imperial College London, London, UK, and National Patient Safety Agency, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:919-22. 2008

Detail Information

Publications86

  1. ncbi request reprint The differential effect of realistic and unrealistic counterfactual thinking on regret
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 122:111-28. 2006
    ..We discuss the implications of these findings for the role of counterfactuals as self-serving biases and the functionality of regret as a counterfactual emotion...
  2. ncbi request reprint Teaching evidence-based decision-making
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Warf Road, London, England W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Clin North Am 86:59-70, viii. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Patient involvement in patient safety: what factors influence patient participation and engagement?
    Rachel E Davis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Health Expect 10:259-67. 2007
    ..In order to encourage patient participation in patient safety we first need to assess the full range of factors that may be implicated in such involvement...
  4. ncbi request reprint Opening the "black box" of surgeons' risk estimation: from intuition to quantitative modeling
    Nick Sevdalis
    World J Surg 32:324-5; author reply 326-7. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Judgment analysis: a method for quantitative evaluation of trainee surgeons' judgments of surgical risk
    Ros Jacklin
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Rd, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Am J Surg 195:183-8. 2008
    ..Surgical judgment and decision making require valid methods of assessment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of judgment analysis as a technique for quantitative evaluation of surgeons' risk estimates...
  6. doi request reprint Impact of intraoperative distractions on patient safety: a prospective descriptive study using validated instruments
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College London, Wright Fleming Building Room 507 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
    World J Surg 38:751-8. 2014
    ..We tested the hypothesis that intraoperative distractions are associated with deterioration in patient safety checks in the OR...
  7. ncbi request reprint Quantitative analysis of intraoperative communication in open and laparoscopic surgery
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London and Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Wright Fleming Building 507, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
    Surg Endosc 26:2931-8. 2012
    ..This study used prospective, quantitative observation based on well-established communication theory to assess similarities and differences in communication patterns between open and laparoscopic surgery...
  8. pmc Improving care by understanding the way we work: human factors and behavioural science in the context of intensive care
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    Crit Care 13:139. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Development, initial reliability and validity testing of an observational tool for assessing technical skills of operating room nurses
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:1187-93. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Interaction effects and subgroup analyses in clinical trials: more than meets the eye?
    Nick Sevdalis
    Imperial College London, London, UK, and National Patient Safety Agency, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:919-22. 2008
    ..The value of the approach illustrated here is that it is generalizable to any research design irrespective of its complexity and that it prompts clinicians to consider the multiple causality underlying medical research findings...
  11. doi request reprint Designing evidence-based patient safety interventions: the case of the UK's National Health Service hospital wristbands
    Nick Sevdalis
    Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:316-22. 2009
    ..Here we report a project by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) to inform guidance development to hospitals regarding wristband specifications...
  12. doi request reprint Annoyances, disruptions, and interruptions in surgery: the Disruptions in Surgery Index (DiSI)
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London, W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 32:1643-50. 2008
    ..Recent studies have investigated disruptions to surgical process via observation. We developed the Disruptions in Surgery Index (DiSI) to assess operating room professionals' self-perceptions of disruptions that affect surgical processes...
  13. doi request reprint Reliability of a revised NOTECHS scale for use in surgical teams
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Am J Surg 196:184-90. 2008
    ..We report a revision of the NOn-TECHnical Skills (NOTECHS) scale of the aviation industry for use in surgery and detailed analysis on its reliability...
  14. doi request reprint Closing the safety loop: evaluation of the National Patient Safety Agency's guidance regarding wristband identification of hospital inpatients
    Nick Sevdalis
    National Patient Safety Agency, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:311-5. 2009
    ..The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has developed guidance on patient identification for hospitals in England and Wales. Here we report an evaluation of the uptake of the guidance...
  15. ncbi request reprint Biased forecasting of postdecisional affect
    Nick Sevdalis
    University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Psychol Sci 18:678-81. 2007
    ..Systematic affective misprediction implies that people making decisions should discount the regret and rejoicing that they anticipate will be associated with potential outcomes arising from those decisions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Distracting communications in the operating theatre
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:390-4. 2007
    ..We also consider the level at which the surgical team and its team members are distracted by these case-irrelevant communications (CICs)...
  17. doi request reprint Observational teamwork assessment for surgery: construct validation with expert versus novice raters
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 249:1047-51. 2009
    ..To test the construct validity of the Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS) tool...
  18. ncbi request reprint Regret triggers inaction inertia--but which regret and how?
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College of Science and Technology, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 45:839-53. 2006
    ..Inaction inertia arises at least partly because considering regret turns attention away from the financial advantages of taking the bargain...
  19. ncbi request reprint Predicting preferences: a neglected aspect of shared decision-making
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Health Expect 9:245-51. 2006
    ..Thirdly, we suggest three main empirical questions for inclusion in a programme aimed at enriching our understanding of shared decision-making and improving the procedures used for putting it into practice...
  20. doi request reprint Diagnostic error in a national incident reporting system in the UK
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:1276-81. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate what insights can be gained about diagnostic error from an incident reporting system...
  21. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary crisis simulations: the way forward for training surgical teams
    Shabnam Undre
    Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College and St, Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    World J Surg 31:1843-53. 2007
    ..Recently safety skills training has been applied in the practice of medicine. In this study, we developed and piloted a module using multidisciplinary crisis scenarios in a simulated operating theatre to train entire surgical teams...
  22. doi request reprint The Imperial Stress Assessment Tool (ISAT): a feasible, reliable and valid approach to measuring stress in the operating room
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor QEQM Building, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 34:1756-63. 2010
    ..This prospective, cross-sectional study describes the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the Imperial Stress Assessment Tool (ISAT) as an approach to measuring stress during surgery...
  23. doi request reprint Factors compromising safety in surgery: stressful events in the operating room
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Rd, London W2 1NY, UK
    Am J Surg 199:60-5. 2010
    ..We recorded the incidence of these events in the OR, assessed the levels of stress that they caused, and investigated their detectability...
  24. doi request reprint Evaluation of postoperative handover using a tool to assess information transfer and teamwork
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, London, UK
    Ann Surg 253:831-7. 2011
    ..To assess the feasibility, validity, and reliability of a postoperative Handover Assessment Tool (PoHAT) and to evaluate the current practices of the postoperative handover at 2 large European hospitals...
  25. doi request reprint Improving postoperative handover: a prospective observational study
    Kamal Nagpal
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK Electronic address
    Am J Surg 206:494-501. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to improve postoperative handover through the implementation of a new handover protocol, which involved a handover proforma and standardization of the handover process...
  26. doi request reprint Mental practice: effective stress management training for novice surgeons
    Sonal Arora
    Division of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 212:225-33. 2011
    ..Mental practice (MP) is a strategy used in other high-performance industries to alleviate anxiety. This study investigated if MP reduces stress in novice surgeons...
  27. doi request reprint A systematic quantitative assessment of risks associated with poor communication in surgical care
    Kamal Nagpal
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Building, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Arch Surg 145:582-8. 2010
    ..Health care failure mode and effect analysis identifies critical processes prone to information transfer and communication failures and suggests interventions to improve these failures...
  28. doi request reprint Observational teamwork assessment for surgery: content validation and tool refinement
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 212:234-243.e1-5. 2011
    ..The Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS) tool assesses teamwork of the entire team in the operating room. Empirical testing of OTAS has yet to explore the content validity of the tool...
  29. doi request reprint Systems Approach to daily clinical care
    Sonal Arora
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK
    Int J Surg 8:164-6. 2010
    ....
  30. doi request reprint The impact of stress on surgical performance: a systematic review of the literature
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Surgery 147:318-30, 330.e1-6. 2010
    ..Both sets of skills can be impaired by intra-operative stress, compromising performance and patient safety. This systematic review aims to assess the effects of intra-operative stress on surgical performance...
  31. doi request reprint Observational teamwork assessment for surgery: feasibility of clinical and nonclinical assessor calibration with short-term training
    Stephanie Russ
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Ann Surg 255:804-9. 2012
    ..To assess the feasibility of training clinical and nonclinical novice assessors to rate teamwork behavior in the operating room with short-term structured training using the observational teamwork assessment for surgery (OTAS) tool...
  32. doi request reprint U.K. parents' decision-making about measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine 10 years after the MMR-autism controversy: a qualitative analysis
    Katrina F Brown
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, London W2 1PG, UK
    Vaccine 30:1855-64. 2012
    ..Few qualitative studies have explored parents' MMR decision-making since uptake began to improve in 2004. This study updates and adds methodological rigour to the evidence base...
  33. doi request reprint Operation debrief: a SHARP improvement in performance feedback in the operating room
    Maria Ahmed
    From the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 258:958-63. 2013
    ..To explore the current status of performance feedback (debriefing) in the operating room and to develop and evaluate an evidence-based, user-informed intervention termed "SHARP" to improve debriefing in surgery...
  34. doi request reprint Training faculty in nontechnical skill assessment: national guidelines on program requirements
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 258:370-5. 2013
    ..To develop guidelines for a faculty training program in nontechnical skill assessment in surgery...
  35. doi request reprint Teamwork and team performance in multidisciplinary cancer teams: development and evaluation of an observational assessment tool
    Benjamin W Lamb
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, 5th Floor Medical School Building, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1PG, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:849-56. 2011
    ..Team performance is important in multidisciplinary teams (MDTs), but no tools exist for assessment. Our objective was to construct a robust tool for scientific assessment of MDT performance...
  36. doi request reprint Emotional intelligence in medicine: a systematic review through the context of the ACGME competencies
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London W2 1NY, UK
    Med Educ 44:749-64. 2010
    ..This article aims to systematically review the evidence for EI in medicine through the context of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies...
  37. doi request reprint Factors underlying parental decisions about combination childhood vaccinations including MMR: a systematic review
    Katrina F Brown
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 28:4235-48. 2010
    ..Self-reported vaccine uptake, retrospective attitude assessment and unrepresentative samples limit the reliability of reviewed data - methodological improvements are required in this area...
  38. doi request reprint Self vs expert assessment of technical and non-technical skills in high fidelity simulation
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, UK
    Am J Surg 202:500-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether surgeons can accurately self-assess their technical and nontechnical skills compared with expert faculty members' assessments...
  39. pmc Attitudinal and demographic predictors of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) uptake during the UK catch-up campaign 2008-09: cross-sectional survey
    Katrina Brown
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e19381. 2011
    ..This work explored this hypothesis using a robust evidence-based measure...
  40. doi request reprint Tactical and operational response to major incidents: feasibility and reliability of skills assessment using novel virtual environments
    Daniel Cohen
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Resuscitation 84:992-8. 2013
    ..To determine feasibility and reliability of skills assessment in a multi-agency, triple-site major incident response exercise carried out in a virtual world environment...
  41. doi request reprint Factors that can make an impact on decision-making and decision implementation in cancer multidisciplinary teams: an interview study of the provider perspective
    Rozh Jalil
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, 5th Floor Medical School Building, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1PG, UK
    Int J Surg 11:389-94. 2013
    ..We investigated factors influencing decision-making and decision implementation in cancer MDTs...
  42. doi request reprint Stress impairs psychomotor performance in novice laparoscopic surgeons
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:2588-93. 2010
    ..This study aimed to establish a direct empirical link between stress and psychomotor performance of novice surgeons...
  43. doi request reprint Information transfer and communication in surgery: a systematic review
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 252:225-39. 2010
    ..We conducted a systematic review of published literature to gain a better understanding of interprofessional information transfer and communication (ITC) in hospital setting in the field of surgical and anesthetic care...
  44. doi request reprint Teamwork and team decision-making at multidisciplinary cancer conferences: barriers, facilitators, and opportunities for improvement
    Benjamin W Lamb
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, 5th Floor Medical School Building, St Mary s Hospital, London, W2 1PG, UK
    World J Surg 35:1970-6. 2011
    ..Anecdotally, multidisciplinary cancer conferences (MCCs) do not always function optimally. MCC members' experiences with and attitudes toward MCCs are explored, and barriers to and facilitators of effective team-working are identified...
  45. doi request reprint "Blowing up the barriers" in surgical training: exploring and validating the concept of distributed simulation
    Eva Kassab
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, United Kingtom
    Ann Surg 254:1059-65. 2011
    ..To explore face, content and construct validity of Distributed Simulation (DS), an innovative approach to low-cost, high-fidelity surgical simulation and compare technical performance in the DS with that on a standard surgical box trainer...
  46. doi request reprint Assessment of stress and teamwork in the operating room: an exploratory study
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, 5th Floor, Wright Fleming Building, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
    Am J Surg 201:24-30. 2011
    ..This study concurrently assessed teamwork and stress levels experienced by OR team members...
  47. doi request reprint Do safety checklists improve teamwork and communication in the operating room? A systematic review
    Stephanie Russ
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 258:856-71. 2013
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to assess the impact of surgical safety checklists on the quality of teamwork and communication in the operating room (OR)...
  48. pmc The cancer multi-disciplinary team from the coordinators' perspective: results from a national survey in the UK
    Rozh Jalil
    Imperial College, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:457. 2012
    ..What is apparent is that the coordinator's work is pivotal to the effectiveness and efficiency of an MDT. This study aimed to assess the views and needs of MDT-coordinators...
  49. doi request reprint Measuring safety and efficiency in the operating room: development and validation of a metric for evaluating task execution in the operating room
    Stephanie Russ
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 216:472-81. 2013
    ..This study describes the development and content validation of a new tool (ie, the Metric for Evaluating Task Execution in the Operating Room) for measuring basic task completion during surgical procedures...
  50. doi request reprint Objective structured assessment of debriefing: bringing science to the art of debriefing in surgery
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Ann Surg 256:982-8. 2012
    ..To identify the features of effective debriefing and to use this to develop and validate a tool for assessing such debriefings...
  51. doi request reprint Information needs in operating room teams: what is right, what is wrong, and what is needed?
    Helen W L Wong
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London and Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, UK
    Surg Endosc 25:1913-20. 2011
    ..Safe surgical care requires effective information transfer between members of the operating room (OR) team. The present study aims to assess directly, systematically, and comprehensively, information needs of all OR team-members...
  52. doi request reprint Safety skills training for surgeons: A half-day intervention improves knowledge, attitudes and awareness of patient safety
    Sonal Arora
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Surgery 152:26-31. 2012
    ..In this study we explored the effects of a safety skills training program on surgical residents' knowledge, attitudes, and awareness of patient safety...
  53. doi request reprint Optimisation of infection prevention and control in acute health care by use of behaviour change: a systematic review
    Rachel Edwards
    National Centre for Infection Prevention and Management, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 12:318-29. 2012
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Reviewing methodologically disparate data: a practical guide for the patient safety research field
    Katrina F Brown
    Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality and Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:172-81. 2012
    ..The article concludes with a comment on the vital role of robust systematic reviews in the continuing advancement of the patient safety field...
  55. doi request reprint The role of oncologists in multidisciplinary cancer teams in the UK: an untapped resource for team leadership?
    Benjamin Lamb
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:1200-6. 2011
    ..This study aimed to assess the self-perceived contribution of oncologists to MDTs, with emphasis on their potential role as team leaders...
  56. doi request reprint Attitudinal and demographic predictors of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine acceptance: development and validation of an evidence-based measurement instrument
    Katrina F Brown
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, London W2 1PG, UK
    Vaccine 29:1700-9. 2011
    ..The present study fills this lacuna by developing and testing a robust evidence-based MMR attitudes measurement instrument...
  57. ncbi request reprint Observational teamwork assessment for surgery (OTAS): refinement and application in urological surgery
    Shabnam Undre
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 31:1373-81. 2007
    ..The aim of the research reported here was to extend the assessment to urology procedures...
  58. doi request reprint Distributed simulation--accessible immersive training
    Roger Kneebone
    Imperial College London, UK
    Med Teach 32:65-70. 2010
    ..Finally, we frame DS as a 'disruptive innovation' with potential to radically alter the landscape of simulation-based training...
  59. doi request reprint Managing intraoperative stress: what do surgeons want from a crisis training program?
    Sonal Arora
    Imperial College, London, England, UK
    Am J Surg 197:537-43. 2009
    ..We explored the perceived need for structured stress training and propose an intervention design that may be acceptable and appropriate...
  60. doi request reprint Mental practice enhances surgical technical skills: a randomized controlled study
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, UK
    Ann Surg 253:265-70. 2011
    ..To assess the effects of mental practice on surgical performance...
  61. ncbi request reprint Failures in communication and information transfer across the surgical care pathway: interview study
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:843-9. 2012
    ..Previous studies have typically focused upon the operating theatre. This study aimed to explore the communication and information transfer failures across the entire surgical care pathway...
  62. doi request reprint Actual vs perceived performance debriefing in surgery: practice far from perfect
    Maria Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Am J Surg 205:434-40. 2013
    ..However, there is a lack of evidence regarding the current practice and barriers to debriefing in the OR...
  63. doi request reprint Patient involvement in patient safety: the health-care professional's perspective
    Rachel E Davis
    Imperial College London, Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    J Patient Saf 8:182-8. 2012
    ..Despite increasing recognition that patients could play an important role in promoting the safety of their care, little is known on this issue regarding health-care professionals' (HCPs') attitudes toward patient involvement...
  64. doi request reprint Patients' and health care professionals' attitudes towards the PINK patient safety video
    Rachel E Davis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:848-53. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine patients' and health care professionals' attitudes towards a video aimed at promoting patient involvement in safety-related behaviours...
  65. doi request reprint Identifying best practice guidelines for debriefing in surgery: a tri-continental study
    Maria Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Am J Surg 203:523-9. 2012
    ..With this decrease, a commensurate increase in debriefing-dependent simulation-based activities has occurred. Effective debriefing could optimize learning from both simulated and real clinical encounters...
  66. doi request reprint The impact of nontechnical skills on technical performance in surgery: a systematic review
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Am Coll Surg 214:214-30. 2012
    ..The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the impact of nontechnical skills on technical performance in surgery...
  67. doi request reprint Development and validation of mental practice as a training strategy for laparoscopic surgery
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, 10th Floor QEQM Building, London, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:179-87. 2010
    ..This study aimed to develop and validate a MP training strategy for laparoscopic surgery...
  68. doi request reprint Mapping surgical practice decision making: an interview study to evaluate decisions in surgical care
    Ros Jacklin
    Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Surg 195:689-96. 2008
    ..Training surgeons in vital decision-making skills remains unstructured. We aimed to map a process of care from the perspective of surgical decision making and test whether it could be deconstructed into an accessible format for trainees...
  69. doi request reprint Framework for incorporating simulation into urology training
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BJU Int 107:806-10. 2011
    ..A framework is presented for how simulation-based training could be incorporated into the entire urological curriculum...
  70. ncbi request reprint The complexity of measuring interprofessional teamwork in the operating theatre
    Andrew N Healey
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College, University of London, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Paddington, London, UK
    J Interprof Care 20:485-95. 2006
    ..The report and analysis serves to inform the researcher or clinician of the issues to consider when designing or choosing from alternative measures of team performance for training or assessment...
  71. doi request reprint To operate or not to operate? A multi-method analysis of decision-making in emergency surgery
    Peter Szatmary
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College of Medicine, London, UK
    Am J Surg 200:298-304. 2010
    ..The ability to decide when to operate and when not to operate is a key surgical skill. The aim of this study was to investigate factors affecting that decision...
  72. ncbi request reprint Teamwork in the operating theatre: cohesion or confusion?
    Shabnam Undre
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:182-9. 2006
    ..The aim of the research that we report here was to empirically assess the cohesiveness of the multidisciplinary operating theatre (OT) team...
  73. doi request reprint Actor training for surgical team simulations
    Eva S Kassab
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
    Med Teach 32:256-8. 2010
    ..However, recruiting healthcare professionals to support surgeons training as members of an operating theatre (OT) team is challenging and resource intensive...
  74. doi request reprint Quality of care management decisions by multidisciplinary cancer teams: a systematic review
    Benjamin W Lamb
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2116-25. 2011
    ..We reviewed and synthesised the evidence on clinical, social and technological factors that affect the quality of MDT clinical decision-making...
  75. doi request reprint Emotional intelligence and stress in medical students performing surgical tasks
    Sonal Arora
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Acad Med 86:1311-7. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore the relationship between trait emotional intelligence (EI) and objective and subjective measures of stress in medical students faced with unfamiliar surgical tasks...
  76. doi request reprint Psychological impairment in patients urgently referred for prostate and bladder cancer investigations: the role of trait emotional intelligence and perceived social support
    Samuel G Smith
    University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Support Care Cancer 20:699-704. 2012
    ..We aimed to assess the influence of trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) and perceived social support on psychological impairment in a sample of patients urgently referred for prostate and bladder cancer investigations...
  77. doi request reprint An examination of opportunities for the active patient in improving patient safety
    Rachel E Davis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Patient Saf 8:36-43. 2012
    ..Examining and understanding how patient involvement in safety-related behaviors can be conceptualized will allow greater insight into why patients may be more willing to participate in some behaviors more than others may...
  78. doi request reprint Quantitative assessment of expert and novice surgeons' thinking processes: an application to hernia repair
    Hayder Agha
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK
    Am J Surg 202:110-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to capture quantitatively surgeons' decision making when faced with a choice of open or laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair...
  79. doi request reprint Efficacy of cognitive feedback in improving operative risk estimation
    Rosamond Jacklin
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Surg 197:76-81. 2009
    ..Cognitive feedback provides information about how risk factors relate to outcomes, and how individual surgeons mentally synthesize these relationships...
  80. doi request reprint Junior doctors' reflections on patient safety
    Maria Ahmed
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK
    Postgrad Med J 88:125-9. 2012
    ..To determine whether foundation year 1 (FY1) doctors reflect upon patient safety incidents (PSIs) within their portfolios and the potential value of such reflections for quality of care...
  81. doi request reprint What makes a competent surgeon?: experts' and trainees' perceptions of the roles of a surgeon
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Surg 198:726-32. 2009
    ..Assessment of surgical competence is a priority; however little is known about surgeons' perceptions of competence. We investigated components of competence and adequacy of training in achieving them...
  82. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of postoperative handover using a tool to assess information transfer and teamwork
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, London, UK Clinic of Anaesthesia, Kantonsspital, Bruderholz, Switzerland Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Department of Anaesthesia, Imperial College Healthcare, London, UK
    Ann Surg 253:831-7. 2011
    ..To assess the feasibility, validity, and reliability of a postoperative Handover Assessment Tool (PoHAT) and to evaluate the current practices of the postoperative handover at 2 large European hospitals...
  83. ncbi request reprint Misdiagnosis: analysis based on case record review with proposals aimed to improve diagnostic processes
    Graham Neale
    Centre for Patient Safety and Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London
    Clin Med 11:317-21. 2011
    ..The findings of this study offer possible means of improving the quality of diagnosis and subsequent patient care, and perhaps pave the way for prospective studies...
  84. doi request reprint Behavior change strategies to influence antimicrobial prescribing in acute care: a systematic review
    Esmita Charani
    The National Centre for Infection Prevention and Management, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Clin Infect Dis 53:651-62. 2011
    ..Inappropriate use of antimicrobials is a major contributing factor to the emergence of multidrug resistance and health care-associated infection. Addressing prescribing behavior is a key component of antimicrobial stewardship...
  85. doi request reprint Catastrophizing: a predictive factor for postoperative pain
    Reenam S Khan
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, 10th Floor QEQM Building, London W2 1NY, UK
    Am J Surg 201:122-31. 2011
    ..This article describes the concept of pain catastrophizing, its association with postsurgical pain, and its potential role in the management of postsurgical pain and postsurgical quality of life...
  86. doi request reprint Omission bias and vaccine rejection by parents of healthy children: implications for the influenza A/H1N1 vaccination programme
    Katrina F Brown
    Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London W2 1PG, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 28:4181-5. 2010
    ..Behavioural science offers strategies to ameliorate the impact of this bias and these should be explored further...