Stressed surgeons make 66% more mistakes
“Even in normal surgeries, you are going to have that. That should not alarm anybody. At the end of the day, the surgery went well. That’s what’s important,” said Ahidjo.
Grantcharov has high hopes. “Many machines have alarms that go off periodically, equipment malfunctions, side conversations take place, people walk in and out of the OR - I could go on. My hope is that other researchers will build upon our work to make further strides in learning about the causes of stress on surgical personnel. If our study helps make the OR a safer place for patients, I’d be thrilled.”