19% fewer medical errors after team training

Source: Amy McCaig, Futurity, July 15, 2016

Team training for health care employees can reduce patient mortality by 15 percent, a new study has found. The approach can also reduce medical errors by 19 percent. Team training aims to improve team-based knowledge, skills, attitudes, and problem-solving interactions. It focuses on developing coordination, cooperation, communication, leadership, and other team-based skills. Team members train in specific roles while performing specific tasks and interact or coordinate to achieve a common goal or outcome…..