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Table 3 Mean similarity scores for OR team and subteams on responsibility for each task

From: Assessing the similarity of mental models of operating room team members and implications for patient safety: a prospective, replicated study

Similarity of mental model of responsibility for task (% agreement) Scenario 1: Laparotomy for an abdominal stab wound Scenario 2: Laparotomy for a perforated viscus
OR Team Anaesthesia subteam Surgical subteam Nursing subteam OR Team Anaesthesia subteam) Surgical subteam Nursing subteam
Mean similarity scores for all 20 tasks combined 69 76 73 72 72 78 73 74
 1. Check blood availability 51 55 50 74 55 65 32 65
 2. Check for optimal patient positioning on table 39 50 85 37 38 45 79 55
 3. Initiate sign in 78 80 85 63 76 80 84 65
 4. Administer anaesthesia induction drugs 96 100 95 95 100 100 100 100
 5. Perform a rapid sequence induction 100 100 100 100 98 100 95 100
 6. Ensure appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis 61 90 55 63 64 90 37 70
 7. Insert urinary catheter 55 75 70 68 53 60 84 75
 8. Initiate time out 73 70 75 84 73 75 74 75
 9. Make surgical incision 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
 10. Ensure patient warming devices in place 54 80 45 74 55 80 37 80
 11. Ensure TED stockings and calf compressors on 83 85 75 84 87 90 68 100
 12. Monitor ongoing blood loss 61 90 55 53 58 85 37 45
 13. Organise bed space in PACU 69 80 65 74 72 85 79 65
 14. Close incision 96 95 100 95 98 100 100 95
 15. Check drains are turned on 46 35 55 68 48 45 63 45
 16. Confirm estimated blood loss 39 40 50 37 39 55 37 35
 17. Initiate sign out 81 85 85 84 77 65 89 75
 18. Provide handover on intraoperative events to PACU staff 44 40 45 37 49 45 58 55
  Inform intensive care unit (scenario1) 50 70 75 58 n/a n/a n/a n/a
  Remove knife from abdomen (scenario 1) 98 100 90 100 n/a n/a n/a n/a
  Locate site of perforation (scenario 2) n/a n/a n/a n/a 98 95 100 100
  Fashion stoma (scenario 2) n/a n/a n/a n/a 97 100 100 90