Journal Article
Commentary

The new diagnostic team.

Graber ML; Rusz D; Jones ML; Farm-Franks D; Jones B; Gluck JC; Thomas DB; Gleason KT; Welte K; Abfalter J; Dotseth M; Westerhaus K; Smathers J; Adams G; Laposata M; Eichbaum Q; Nabatchi T; Compton M.

Teamwork has been highlighted as a key component of patient safety that also applies to improving diagnosis. This commentary describes how the team approach to diagnosis is anchored in patient-centered care and suggests that the diagnostic team must expand beyond the focus on physicians and involve a wide range of professionals, including pathologists, allied health practitioners, and medical librarians.