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Authors

  1. Zolot, Joan PA

Abstract

According to this study:

 

* Repeated requests by surgeons were five times as likely in operating rooms (ORs) where music was playing, compared with music-free ORs.

 

* Each repeated request increased surgery time as well, from four to 68 seconds.

 

* Playing music in the OR can lead to miscommunication or delays in communication, potentially compromising patient safety.