Increasing medical team cohesion and leadership behaviors using a 360-degree evaluation process

WMJ. 2012 Feb;111(1):33-7.


Current national health care issues of affordability, quality, and accessibility have prompted the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs). Components of ACOs and PCMHs call for increased capacities in areas of teamwork, engagement, and physician leadership skills and behaviors. Three hundred sixty degree feedback evaluation processes have been established in corporate environments as effective for increasing capacities in these areas. Recently, health care organizations have begun to adopt the use of such tools with positive outcomes. This article presents a case study of the development and implementation of a 360-degree evaluation process at a family medicine clinic. We also discuss the challenges, successes, and lessons learned along the way.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Family Practice / standards*
  • Feedback
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leadership*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Wisconsin