Strategies for Improving Quality and Safety in Global Health: Lessons From Nontechnical Skills for Surgery Implementation in Rwanda

Glob Health Sci Pract. 2021 Sep 30;9(3):481-486. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-21-00042. Print 2021 Sep 30.


The Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) framework is a taxonomy of cognitive and social skills that foster expertise and medical knowledge in the operating room. This framework can be used as a method to improve the quality of surgical care in global efforts to improve access to affordable surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Global Health*
  • Humans
  • Patient Safety
  • Rwanda