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Journal Article
Study

Teamwork on inpatient medical units: assessing attitudes and barriers.

O'Leary KJ, Ritter CD, Wheeler H, et al. Quality & safety in health care. 2010;19:117-21.

This study found that nurses rated teamwork less favorably than physicians. Whereas nurses noted difficulty identifying patients’ providers and their roles as the key barrier to teamwork, physicians reported the lack of a single telecommunication system.