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Enhancing Patient Outcomes in Healthcare Systems Through Multidisciplinary Teamwork

Sara McComb

Megan C. Thomas Hebdon

multidisciplinary, multidisciplinary care, collaborative rounds, outcomes, patient care
CJON 2013, 17(6), 669-672. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.669-670

The increasingly complex needs of patients with cancer and their families call for a multidisciplinary team to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The purpose of the current article is to describe a teamwork model that can be used to address the needs of patients and the challenges associated with a healthcare system. The teamwork model was developed to address the mechanism needed to establish a paradigm shift in achieving high-quality patient care through effective teamwork.

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