Measuring multidisciplinary team effectiveness in a ward-based healthcare setting : development of the Team Functioning Assessment Tool

Sutton, Gigi, Liao, Jenny, Jimmieson, Nerina L., & Restubog, Simon Lloyd D. (2011) Measuring multidisciplinary team effectiveness in a ward-based healthcare setting : development of the Team Functioning Assessment Tool. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 33(3), pp. 10-24.

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Abstract

Nontechnical skills relating to team functioning are vital to the effective delivery of patient care and safety. In this study, we develop a reliable behavioral marker tool for assessing nontechnical skills that are critical to the success of ward-based multidisciplinary healthcare teams. The Team Functioning Assessment Tool (TFAT) was developed and refined using a literature review, focus groups, card-sorting exercise, field observations, and final questionnaire evaluation and refinement process. Results demonstrated that Clinical Planning, Executive Tasks, and Team Relations are important facets of effective multidisciplinary healthcare team functioning. The TFAT was also shown to yield acceptable inter-rater agreement.

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ID Code: 71588
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Behavioral marker, Crew/crisis resource management, Multidisciplinary healthcare teams, Nontechnical skills
DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-1474.2011.00138.x
ISSN: 1062-2551
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 National Association for Healthcare Quality
Deposited On: 15 May 2014 00:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 00:51

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