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Improving perceptions of teamwork climate with the Veterans Health Administration medical team training program.
Am J Med Qual. 2011 Nov-Dec; 26(6):480-4.AJ

Abstract

There are differences between nurse and physician perceptions of teamwork. The purpose of this study was to determine whether these differences would be reduced with medical team training (MTT). The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire was administered to nurses and physicians working in the operating rooms of 101 consecutive hospitals before and at the completion of an MTT program. Responses to the 6 teamwork climate items on the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire were analyzed using nonparametric testing. At baseline, physicians had more favorable perceptions on teamwork climate items than nurses. Physicians demonstrated improvement on all 6 teamwork climate items. Nurses demonstrated improvement in perceptions on all teamwork climate items except "Nurse input is well received." Physicians still had a more favorable perception than nurses on all 6 teamwork climate items at follow-up. Despite an improvement in perceptions by physicians and nurses, baseline nurse-physician differences persisted at completion of the Veterans Health Administration MTT Program.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Veterans Health Administration, 215 N. Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA. brian.carney@va.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21813506

Citation

Carney, Brian T., et al. "Improving Perceptions of Teamwork Climate With the Veterans Health Administration Medical Team Training Program." American Journal of Medical Quality : the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality, vol. 26, no. 6, 2011, pp. 480-4.
Carney BT, West P, Neily JB, et al. Improving perceptions of teamwork climate with the Veterans Health Administration medical team training program. Am J Med Qual. 2011;26(6):480-4.
Carney, B. T., West, P., Neily, J. B., Mills, P. D., & Bagian, J. P. (2011). Improving perceptions of teamwork climate with the Veterans Health Administration medical team training program. American Journal of Medical Quality : the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality, 26(6), 480-4. https://doi.org/10.1177/1062860611401653
Carney BT, et al. Improving Perceptions of Teamwork Climate With the Veterans Health Administration Medical Team Training Program. Am J Med Qual. 2011 Nov-Dec;26(6):480-4. PubMed PMID: 21813506.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Improving perceptions of teamwork climate with the Veterans Health Administration medical team training program. AU - Carney,Brian T, AU - West,Priscilla, AU - Neily,Julia B, AU - Mills,Peter D, AU - Bagian,James P, Y1 - 2011/08/02/ PY - 2011/8/5/entrez PY - 2011/8/5/pubmed PY - 2012/3/3/medline SP - 480 EP - 4 JF - American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality JO - Am J Med Qual VL - 26 IS - 6 N2 - There are differences between nurse and physician perceptions of teamwork. The purpose of this study was to determine whether these differences would be reduced with medical team training (MTT). The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire was administered to nurses and physicians working in the operating rooms of 101 consecutive hospitals before and at the completion of an MTT program. Responses to the 6 teamwork climate items on the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire were analyzed using nonparametric testing. At baseline, physicians had more favorable perceptions on teamwork climate items than nurses. Physicians demonstrated improvement on all 6 teamwork climate items. Nurses demonstrated improvement in perceptions on all teamwork climate items except "Nurse input is well received." Physicians still had a more favorable perception than nurses on all 6 teamwork climate items at follow-up. Despite an improvement in perceptions by physicians and nurses, baseline nurse-physician differences persisted at completion of the Veterans Health Administration MTT Program. SN - 1555-824X UR - https://wwww.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21813506/Improving_perceptions_of_teamwork_climate_with_the_Veterans_Health_Administration_medical_team_training_program_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -