The Importance of Team Level Tacit Knowledge and Related Characteristics of High-Performing Health Care TeamsFriedman, Leonard H.; Bernell, Stephanie L.Health Care Management Review: July-September 2006 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - p 223-230 Features Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Abstract: Team level tacit knowledge is related to the collective knowledge of the team members. It is the shared experience that results in the ability to successfully anticipate the reactions of teammates in typical and nontypical situations. This study evaluates how tacit knowledge and related team characteristics influence the performance of cardiothoracic surgery teams. Leonard H. Friedman, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Stephanie L. Bernell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.