Changing to a teamwork culture in labor and delivery requires a real commitment. The skills involved can be taught to all healthcare providers. The benefits of a teamwork culture may include improved patient outcomes, less medical errors, and improved patient and staff satisfaction. Malpractice claim reduction may possibly occur through these improved outcomes and better communication with our patients.
Departments of *Obstetrics and Gynecology
†Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston, Massachusetts
Correspondence: Susan Mann, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. E-mail: email@example.com
Disclosure: Both authors work with Harvard's Risk Management Foundation developing programs in quality assurance and team training that are provided through a limited liability company, of which they are part owners.