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Revista de Saúde Pública

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PEDUZZI, Marina. Multiprofessional healthcare team: concept and typology. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2001, vol.35, n.1, pp. 103-109. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102001000100016.

This paper introduces concept and typology to teamwork as well as criteria to identify types of teams. The concept and the typology were developed based on the literature and research on multi-professional work in healthcare, based in the theory of studies on work process in healthcare and in the theory of communicative action. According to this theoretical proposition, teamwork is a form of collective work characterized by a reciprocal relationship between technical interventions and the interaction of agents. The proposed typology refers to two forms of teams: integrated teams as opposed to groups of people. The criteria to identify the types of team are related to communication among work agents; technical differences and inequality in social recognition of specialized works; formulation of a common care program; specificity of each professional area; flexibility of work division; and technical autonomy.

Keywords : Patient care team; Health manpower; Organization and administration; Health occupations; Interprofessional relations; Communication; Task performance and analysis.

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