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Surgical death rates might be reduced if operating room staff borrowed team-building procedures used by the airline industry, a new study suggests. A program that trained operating room workers to talk about potential challenges before surgeries, to use checklists and to review what went right or wrong after surgeries significantly reduced the surgical death rate at participating hospitals, the study says.