Implementation of collaborative practice through interdisciplinary rounds on a general surgery service

Nurs Case Manag. 1997 May-Jun;2(3):122-6.


Interdisciplinary teaching rounds were initiated on a general surgery service at a university teaching hospital. These rounds were designed to promote more efficient patient care by providing an opportunity for enhanced communication among health-care professionals. Improved collaboration is a prerequisite for implementation of critical paths and case management. The authors describe their methods of rounds development and the impact of the rounds on patient outcomes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Case Management / organization & administration*
  • Communication
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Medical Staff, Hospital / education*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education*
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*