Teamwork Essentials for Hospitalists

Med Clin North Am. 2020 Jul;104(4):727-737. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2020.03.001. Epub 2020 May 11.


Teamwork is essential to providing high-quality patient care. Hospital settings pose important challenges to teamwork. Measurement is key to understanding baseline performance and assessing whether teamwork is improving. The authors recommend a multifaceted approach, using a combination of complementary interventions with an ultimate goal that improved teamwork translates into improved patient outcomes.

Keywords: Clinical microsystems; Interprofessional practice; Patient safety; Teamwork.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Hospitalists*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Leadership*
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Patient Safety
  • Quality of Health Care / organization & administration*