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Challenging hierarchy in healthcare teams--ways to flatten gradients to improve teamwork and patient care.

Green B, Oeppen RS, Smith DW, et al. Challenging hierarchy in healthcare teams - ways to flatten gradients to improve teamwork and patient care. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017;55(5):449-453. doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.02.010.

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April 19, 2017
Green B, Oeppen RS, Smith DW, et al. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017;55:449-453.

Navigating hierarchy in health care is challenging at both team and organizational levels. This review discusses the necessity of managing hierarchy in high-risk environments and reviews tactics to improve nontechnical skills to help clinicians address authority gradients during care activities.

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Green B, Oeppen RS, Smith DW, et al. Challenging hierarchy in healthcare teams - ways to flatten gradients to improve teamwork and patient care. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017;55(5):449-453. doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.02.010.