Table of Contents

Review of the literature on teamwork and patient safety.
Selection of clinical areas.
Measure identification and rating on relationship to teamwork.
Empirical testing of selected measures.
Discussion. Addresses one step in the process of moving from teamwork training to teamwork practices that improve outcomes of care: identifying outcomes that are most likely to be affected as teamwork practices improve in an implementing organization. Discusses a literature search, methods for selecting and testing candidate measures, measures highly rated by clinical experts, and results of measure testing on administrative data of the DoD health system.