Examination of the structural characteristics of the team and their impact on patient level outcomes in the perioperative setting
Background: Improving patient outcomes is a priority for healthcare organizations and clinicians. Teams and how they function have been viewed as closely related to improved patient outcomes, particularly in the perioperative setting. While significant focus has been given to developing methods to improve teamwork less attention has been given to understanding the characteristics of the team and how these characteristics may contribute to improved patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the team characteristics of experience and familiarity and ...
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