Rady Children'S Hospital Takes a Team-Based Approach to Care Innovation


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"We're all really doing a lot of the same things, but in different ways.

If we can sit down and have that discussion, we'll see these ideas develop."

Those are the words of Rady Children's Hospital's chief of otolaryngology, Matthew Brigger, in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune about the hospital's plan to "re-think collaborative care" for its young patients, many of whom are treated for complex care or a variety of care concerns.

"There's just so much overlap," Brigger explains, noting that each member of the care team has specific responsibilities and care concerns, yet everyone is focused on care for the patient.

A specialist focused on just the heart or kidneys or bones will affect and will see the effects of care delivered by other specialists, sometimes without even realizing the influences.

So it stands to reason that all the providers caring for a specific patient should get together and collaborate."

We specifically get together in a room," he says.

"There is a little convincing that has to go on," Brigger admits.

"But this is how we're going to re-think collaborative care.

We're all learning and trying to understand how to do things

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