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An Analysis of Surgical Team Communication in a Large Military Medical Center

This study will implement a novel approach to map the structure and consequences of interpersonal relations, social network analysis (SNA). Our proposed network-centric study will characterize the OR communication network at the individual, interpersonal, and group levels in a large military medical center. The specific aims are to:
Aim 1: Characterize the network factors that shape clinician communication in the OR setting
Aim 2: Identify how team structure shapes communication effectiveness