Exploring the link between teamwork and patient safety

Mar 7, 2019 | News

Breakdowns in communication and teamwork are common contributors to adverse events and can compromise safety. 

A new three-part series on teamwork in The New England Journal of Medicine highlights the challenges surrounding interprofessional communication and collaboration in today's health care environment, with an emphasis on the resultant adverse effects for patients.

Part 1: Divided We Fall

Part 2: Cursed by Knowledge — Building a Culture of Psychological Safety 

Part 3: The Not-My-Problem Problem

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