Communication Between Care Providers

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Patricia, Communication between providers is an important aspect of successful microsystems. There seems to be a lack of communication amongst healthcare providers based on recent research studies. There is a need for more effective communication and collaboration in order to ensure that patients are receiving optimal care. Gordon, Deland, and Kelly (2015) reference a 2010 IOM report that estimated that $765 billion of healthcare spending was wasted due to unnecessary-delivered services and missed opportunities with miscommunication playing a major role. “Improving communication among the care team has been shown to greatly improve a team’s understanding of the goals of care and to decrease length of stay” (Gordon, Deland & Kelly, 2015,
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