How trust affects performance of interprofessional health-care teams.

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      Interprofessional teamwork in health-care settings is considered a valuable means of enhancing patient management. Literature has highlighted the importance of trust in building effective health-care teams. The present study aimed to investigate and further understand the perceptions of health-care professionals regarding trust and performance within their working team, as well as to assess the association between them and team performance. "TRUST" questionnaire, a valid instrument for measuring the relationship of trust and team performance was distributed to the members of the perioperative teams located in two different hospitals (a University and a General Hospital) in Greece. Two multivariate linear regression models were developed to reveal the significant predictors of high performance per hospital. Among the major findings revealed were 1) trust and performance were closely related 2) slight yet significant variations were observed between the University and the General Hospital and 3) trust level, years of previous experience and number of team members were among the key predictors of effective team performance. This study conveys new knowledge on trust and performance within health-care settings with limited resources and is expected to guide future interventions aiming to enhance team performance. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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