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Use of multidisciplinary rounds to simultaneously improve quality outcomes, enhance resident education, and shorten length of stay.

O'Mahony S, Mazur E, Charney P, et al. Journal of general internal medicine. 2007;22:1073-9.

The implementation of multidisciplinary rounds—collaborative meetings between medical staff, case managers, nurses, and other ancillary staff—was associated with significant improvements in performance on quality measures for pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Resident physicians felt the experience improved interdisciplinary communication and their knowledge of systems-based practice.