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Teamwork in Healthcare

Edited by Michael S. Firstenberg

William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance


Stanislaw P. Stawicki

St. Luke's University Health Network

One of the most important advances in the delivery of healthcare has been recognition of the need for developing highly functioning multi-disciplinary teams. Such teams, when structured in a cohesive fashion, can function more effectively and efficiently than the sum of their parts. The benefits of teamwork extend from the delivery of care to a single patient to the overall structure and function of entire care delivery systems. Recognizing the value of collaborative approaches for improving all aspects of healthcare delivery and having champions, leaders, structure, function, goals, and accountability are paramount to success, regardless of how defined. Another important pillar of teamwork is excellent communication with clearly defined information flows and cross-verification mechanisms. This book outlines how to work together for shared goals in a complex, diverse, and constantly evolving health care system.

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Teamwork in HealthcareEdited by Michael S. Firstenberg

Published: April 21st 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87354

ISBN: 978-1-83881-029-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83881-028-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-030-6

Copyright year: 2021

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1921 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Introductory Chapter: Teams in Healthcare - A Voyage from ‘Nice to Have’ to ‘the Way to Go’

By Nicholas Taylor, Israel Zighelboim, Farhad Sholevar, Stanislaw P. Stawicki and Michael S. Firstenberg


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2. The Impact of the Multidisciplinary Team on the Management of Prosthetic Joint Infection in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

By Nemandra A. Sandiford and Konrad Wronka


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3. Teamwork in Healthcare Management

By Mercè Mach, António C.M. Abrantes and Ceferí Soler


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4. Spiritual Environment Management Tool

By Maria Joelle


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5. Learning Health-Care Worker Networks from Electronic Health Record Utilization

By You Chen


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6. Adverse Events Capture Systems, Checklists and Teamwork as Relevant Tools to Reduce Complications and Increase Patients’ Safety in Spinal Surgery

By Giovanni Barbanti Brodano, Cristiana Griffoni, Alessandro Ricci, Sandra Giannone, Daniela Francesca Ghisi and Alessandro Gasbarrini


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7. Learning from Errors

By Gabor Xantus and Laszlo Zavori


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8. Teamwork in a Surgical Department

By Nikolai Ramadanov


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9. Outbreak Management and COVID-19 Pandemic

By Vasfiye Bayram Değer


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10. Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

By Giulio Nittari, Stefania Scuri, Getu Gamo Sagaro, Fabio Petrelli and Iolanda Grappasonni


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11. Unmet Supportive Care Needs of General Cancer

By Ezaddin Kamal Mahmod and Saadia Ahmed Khuder


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