Aviation-based training improves safety at 2 hospitals

My lede:

Training that draws on the lessons from aviation, particularly in interpersonal communication and decision-making, can have a positive effect on patient safety, a study found.

Aviation-based team training at two hospitals was associated with greater use of preoperative safety checklists. Physicians, nurses and other health professionals who took the six-hour training course also reported improved comfort levels on metrics of “empowerment,” such as identifying and eliminating communication barriers and confronting mistakes and incompetence.

The whole shebang.