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Effective healthcare teams often elude consistent definition because of the complexity of teamwork. Systems theory offers a dynamic view of teamwork, in which input conditions are transformed via optimum throughput processes into maximal output. This article describes eighteen characteristics of effective teams across input conditions and teamwork processes, which have been identified from the literature.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association

Publication Date

01/01/2000

Volume

23

Pages

201 - 208