The Journal of Medical Investigation
Online ISSN : 1349-6867
Print ISSN : 1343-1420
ISSN-L : 1343-1420
Establishment of an evaluation system for non-technical skills in surgery : Surgeon and paramedical staff assessments
Kozo YoshikawaMitsuo ShimadaJun HigashijimaTomohiko MiyataniTakuya TokunagaMasaaki NishiChie TakasuHideya KashiharaToshiak YoshimotoTakashi Iwata
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2020 Volume 67 Issue 1.2 Pages 83-86


Purposes : Non-technical skills contribute to safe and efficient team performance. The aim of this study was to clarify the importance of non-technical skills by a questionnaire and the usefulness of feedback to the operator. Method : A questionnaire was administered to the operator and paramedical staff for 404 operations. Total and individual scores were compared, and the effect of feedback was analyzed by comparison between pre-feedback and post-feedback. Results : The total score of the paramedical staff was 100 [full score] [n = 186], 90-99 [n = 133], and 80-89 [n = 47]. In all cases, the score of the paramedical staff was significantly better than that of the operator. After feedback, the rate of a score less than 80 was significantly decreased. In junior doctor cases with laparoscopy, feedback tended to have a positive effect. Conclusions : Questionnaires completed by both surgeons and paramedical staff are useful for identifying problems with non-technical skills. J. Med. Invest. 67 : 83-86, February, 2020

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