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Creating High Reliability Teams in Healthcare through In situ Simulation Training
University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 129, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Fairview Health Services, 201 East Nicollet Boulevard, Burnsville, MN 55337-5714, USA
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Received: 4 May 2011; in revised form: 20 June 2011 / Accepted: 4 July 2011 / Published: 19 July 2011
Abstract: The importance of teamwork on patient safety in healthcare has been well established. However, the theory and research of healthcare teams are seriously lacking in clinical application. While conventional team theory assumes that teams are stable and leadership is constant, a growing body of evidence indicates that most healthcare teams are unstable and lack constant leadership. For healthcare organizations to reduce error and ensure patient safety, the true nature of healthcare teams must be better understood. This study presents a taxonomy of healthcare teams and the determinants of high reliability in healthcare teams based on a series of studies undertaken over a five-year period (2005–2010).
Keywords: team formation; In situ simulation; behavior markers; active failures; high reliability; interdisciplinary teams
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Riley, W.; Lownik, E.; Parrotta, C.; RN, K.M.; Davis, S. Creating High Reliability Teams in Healthcare through In situ Simulation Training. Adm. Sci. 2011, 1, 14-31.
Riley W, Lownik E, Parrotta C, RN KM, Davis S. Creating High Reliability Teams in Healthcare through In situ Simulation Training. Administrative Sciences. 2011; 1(1):14-31.
Riley, William; Lownik, Elizabeth; Parrotta, Carmen; RN, Kristi Miller; Davis, Stan. 2011. "Creating High Reliability Teams in Healthcare through In situ Simulation Training." Adm. Sci. 1, no. 1: 14-31.