Team-Based Care: The Changing Face of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Todd C. Crawford, John V. Conte, Juan Sanchez

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Cardiothoracic surgical care is a team sport. The increased complexity and sophistication of this field have resulted in the development of highly functioning multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams to optimize clinical outcomes. This article provides an overview of a team-based, patient-centric "systems" approach to the care of cardiothoracic surgery patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-810
Number of pages10
JournalThe Surgical clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017


  • Clinical microsystems
  • Collaborative care
  • Multidisciplinary approaches
  • Patient care
  • Patient safety
  • Team-based
  • Teamwork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)


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