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Running Head: TEAMWORK IN PATIENT-CARE-QUALITY1Teamwork patient-care-qualityStudent’s nameInstitutional AffiliationDate
TEAMWORK IN PATIENT-CARE-QUALITY2IntroductionThe safety of patients and the quality of the services provided greatly depends uponphysicians[ CITATION Ros10 \l 1033 ]. A physician’s diagnosis thus determines whether apatient will get proper treatment, the length of hospitalization and in dire cases, the length of life.Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis has been identified as a leading patient-care qualityissue[ CITATION Ros10 \l 1033 ]. A report by Hardeep Singh says that about 12 million patientsdie every year due to delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis[ CITATION Ros10 \l 1033 ]. Eventhough productivity is expected from our hospitals, some postulate that the extra traffic inhospitals could be a leading cause of inefficiency by the physicians leading to possible errors. Ithowever still begs the question; how do we solve such a life threatening menace?The surest and clearest path to eradicating cases of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis isby better teamwork between health providers[ CITATION Pet06 \l 1033 ]. The team which iscomposed of doctors and nurses should also incorporate the patient. This leads to a close andopen relationship between the patient and his team of service providers. The patient is able to

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Physician, Health care provider, Hardeep Singh

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