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High Performance Teamwork Training and Systems Redesign in Outpatient Oncology

  • January 23, 2013

In Research and Publication
Oncology care is delivered largely in ambulatory settings by interdisciplinary teams. Treatments are often complex, extended in time, dispersed geographically and vulnerable to teamwork failures. Learn how a team, with the help of CRICO grant money, addressed this risk during a pilot of a team training initiative in the breast cancer program at a comprehensive cancer center.


The researchers concluded, “Team training improved communication, task coordination and perceptions of efficiency, quality, safety and interactions among team members as well as patient perception of care coordination.”

Read the article abstract at:

Bunnell CA, Gross AH, Weingart SN, et al. High performance teamwork training and systems redesign in outpatient oncology. BMJ Qual Saf 2013;22:405–13.  [Epub ahead of print]