Factors influencing teamwork in healthcare applicable to interventional and diagnostic radiology

D. A. Parra (Lead / Corresponding author), M. Gladkikh, L. M. Jones

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Teamwork in healthcare has been analysed extensively in the literature, mainly in acute healthcare settings such as the operating room, emergency room, and intensive care unit, with limited evidence related to diagnostic and interventional radiology. Multiple factors that affect teamwork in different domains have been described, such as communication, hierarchy, and distractions. Teamwork is an important patient safety, job satisfaction and patient outcome determinant, with interprofessional and interdisciplinary healthcare education playing a relevant role in the different domains affecting team performance. The aim of this article is to review the literature to describe domains and specific factors that influence teamwork in diagnostic and interventional radiology practice. This is of particular interest for radiologist involved in quality improvement and/or patient safety initiatives development and implementation. The review will conclude with a summary table highlighting the most important factors that, according to the authors, appear relevant to the radiology practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-903
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number12
Early online date26 Sept 2023
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023


Dive into the research topics of 'Factors influencing teamwork in healthcare applicable to interventional and diagnostic radiology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this