Human factors and cardiac surgery: A multicenter study

de Leval MR, Carthey J, Wright DJ, Farewell VT, Reason JT. Human factors and cardiac surgery: A multicenter study. Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. 2000;119(4 Pt 1):661-672.

This article describes a study which tested the role of human factors on surgical outcomes, with a series of 243 arterial switch operations performed by 21 surgeons taken as a sample. The study concluded that human factors play a key role in negative cardiac outcomes.

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