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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Team working

Team working

(p.435) Chapter 49 Team working
An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Allan Goldman

Guy Hirst

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This chapter discusses teamwork in the healthcare setting. There is now sufficient evidence that effective teamwork leads to improved patient outcomes, reduced costs, and improved staff morale. In healthcare, human factors, and thus teamwork training, should be considered to be as important as technical training. The goal should be to introduce such training from the first day at medical school until the last day of a career.

Keywords:   teamwork, healthcare quality, healthcare practice, patient care

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