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Benefits of Effective Teamwork

Benefits of Effective Teamwork

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Benefits of Effective Teamwork

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In this lesson, you will learn about the benefits of effective teamwork. Specifically, this lesson will cover:
  1. Benefits of Effective Teamwork

1. Benefits of Effective Teamwork

Effective teams can improve care at the level of the organization, the team, the individual team member, and the patient.

The benefits of effective teamwork are described in the table below (Being an Effective Team Player, 2020).

Organizational benefits Team benefits Patient benefits Benefits to team members
Reduced time and costs of improved hospitalization Improved coordination of care Enhanced satisfaction with care Enhanced job satisfaction
Reduction in unexpected admissions Efficient use of health-care services Acceptance of treatment Greater role clarity
Greater patient accessibility to services Enhanced communication and professional diversity Improved health outcomes and quality of care
Reduced medical errors
Enhanced well-being

Effective teamwork as described previously reduces adverse events and improves patient safety and outcomes. It is a proactive approach that reduces risk and mitigates harm through adaptability and resilience. It benefits the patient first and foremost as well as the team and the organization.

Authored by Cindy Ebner, MSN, RN, CPHRM, FASHRM