Care Team Architecture

October 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Oct2009, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p20
The article offers information on the structure and importance of a successful patient care team. Suggestions on how to provide continuous focus on the patient's health are discussed. Griffin Health in Connecticut came up with a new design for the care team using a 5-to-1 patient-to-nurse ratio during the day. Gary Kaplan, chief executive officer (CEO) of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Washington says that physicians and nurses must be made to work at the high end of their skills.


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