Welcome to Fellowship Fundamentals: Improving Communication Among the Health Care Team.


Health care is a cooperative effort among multiple providers. Whether you are in the position to cover calls for physicians within your practice, refer your patient to the care

of a specialist, or rely on nurses and residents to monitor your patient in an inpatient setting, you will find that proper patient management requires ongoing communication and conscientious coordination of care.


It is all too common for patients to fall through the cracks due to communication breakdowns between multiple providersunfortunate, yet preventable situations that account for an alarming number of medical professional liability lawsuits.


The best way to prevent such lawsuits is not to wait for critical communication from other members of the health care team, but rather to seek out such information and keep the lines of communication open.


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Communication Among the Health Care Team