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Beyond the team: understanding interprofessional work in two North American ICUs.

Alexanian JA, Kitto S, Rak KJ, et al. Critical care medicine. 2015;43:1880-6.

The intensive care unit is often cited as a model of interprofessional teamwork. This ethnographic study found that while interprofessional communication is common between intensive care unit team members, most of these interactions are more properly characterized as collaboration or coordination rather than true teamwork.