TEAMWORK in institutions

June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/17/2008 Supplement, Vol. 179, p6
Academic Journal
Teamwork is now a fact of life for physicians working in hospitals and other institutional settings. However, in a 2004 study involving interviews with health care and social workers in 5 British hospital wards, 2 researchers noted that "collaboration is fractured and transient with little evidence of a coherent approach to teamwork on the wards. Rather… professionals, and doctors in particular, work separately from one and other, forming 'loose working groups' as necessary around specific patients."


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