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BMC Health Services Research

, 9:138

First Online: 04 August 2009Received: 15 December 2008Accepted: 04 August 2009DOI: 10.1186-1472-6963-9-138

Cite this article as: Goh, T.T., Eccles, M.P. & Steen, N. BMC Health Serv Res 2009 9: 138. doi:10.1186-1472-6963-9-138

Abstract

BackgroundQuality of care in general practice may be affected by the team climate perceived by its health and non-health professionals. Better team working is thought to lead to higher effectiveness and quality of care. However, there is limited evidence available on what affects team functioning and its relationship with quality of care in general practice. This study aimed to explore individual and practice factors that were associated with team climate, and to explore the relationship between team climate and quality of care.

MethodsCross sectional survey of a convenience sample of 14 general practices and their staff in South Tyneside in the northeast of England. Team climate was measured using the short version of Team Climate Inventory TCI questionnaire. Practice characteristics were collected during a structured interview with practice managers. Quality was measured using the practice Quality and Outcome Framework QOF scores.

ResultsGeneral Practitioners GP had a higher team climate scores compared to other professionals. Individual-s gender and tenure, and number of GPs in the practice were significantly predictors of a higher team climate. There was no significant correlation between mean practice team climate scores or subscales with QOF scores.

ConclusionThe absence of a relationship between a measure of team climate and quality of care in this exploratory study may be due to a number of methodological problems. Further research is required to explore how to best measure team functioning and its relationship with quality of care.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1472-6963-9-138 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Teik T Goh - Martin P Eccles - Nick Steen

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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