Implementing Optimal Team-Based Care to Reduce Clinician Burnout

Team-based health care has been linked to improved patient outcomes and may also be a means to improve clinician well-being [1]. The increasingly fragmented and complex health care landscape adds urgency to the need to foster effective team-based care to improve both the patient and team’s experience of care delivery. This paper describes key features of successful health care teams, reviews existing evidence that links high-functioning teams to increased clinician well-being, and recommends strategies to overcome key environmental and organizational barriers to optimal team-based care in order to promote clinician and patient well-being.

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