Cross-Disciplinary Care: A Systematic Review on Teamwork Processes in Health Care

Published on 2019-09-14T12:07:23Z (GMT) by
<div><p>As health care delivery moves toward more complex, team-based systems, the topic of medical teamwork has gained considerable attention and study across disciplines. This systematic review integrates empirical research on teamwork and health care to identify broad trends. We identified and coded 1,818 relevant, English, and peer-reviewed journal articles using a teamwork processes rubric. Several themes emerged. The health care teamwork literature has grown substantially over the past 20 years. Approximately half of the studies were descriptive (rather than interventional or psychometric); the majority relied on quantitative methods. Health care teamwork was also studied in thematically distinct manners. Interpersonal processes were most commonly studied across fields. Of all disciplines, medicine focused most on transition processes, whereas those from team science centered more highly on action processes. There were also finer grained disciplinary differences in content areas of communication and collaboration. Interprofessional journals represent a potential area for interdisciplinary efforts. Implications and future directions are discussed.</p></div>

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Dinh, Julie V.; Traylor, Allison M.; Kilcullen, Molly P.; Perez, Joshua A.; Schweissing, Ethan J.; Venkatesh, Akshaya; et al. (2019): Cross-Disciplinary Care: A Systematic Review on Teamwork Processes in Health Care. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.4666325.v1