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New RCT – Teamwork Makes the… Hospital Work

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Resident and nurse teams that worked together exclusively performed better on advanced medical simulations, were more likely to have nurses present on patient rounds, and had improved teamwork earlier in the year than rotating resident/nurse teams.

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Effect of Increased Interprofessional Familiarity on Team Performance, Communication, and Psychological Safety on Inpatient Medical Teams: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2022 Oct 10. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.4373. Online ahead of print.

Corporate Control of Emergency Departments – A Growing Monster?

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There is undeniable corporate influence in the practice of emergency medicine, and this could cause problems for patients or for those of us who care for them. We need to thoughtfully consider this.

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Corporate Control of Emergency Departments: Dangers from the Growing Monster. J Emerg Med. 2022 Apr 7;S0736-4679(22)00074-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2022.01.026. Online ahead of print.

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