University of Florida Health Center Improves Health Outcomes in Diabetes Patients Using TeamSTEPPS

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edited April 2019 in Diabetes

The University of Florida used AHRQ’s TeamSTEPPS® to enhance communication and teamwork among the medical staff at Archer Family Health Care, its university-affiliated, nurse-led primary care practice located in Archer, Florida. The goal was to promote effective team care among clinicians treating a select group of patients with diabetes and depression.

Not only did teamwork and communication improve, but patient outcomes improved as well. In fact, 53 percent of patients with diabetes had reduced blood sugar levels, and 33 percent of patients reduced their severity of depression after the Archer team took the TeamSTEPPS training and began putting their knowledge to use.

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