How-to Guide: Multidisciplinary Rounds

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
With multidisciplinary rounds, disciplines come together, informed by their clinical expertise, to coordinate patient care, determine care priorities, establish daily goals, and plan for potential transfer or discharge.
This patient-centered model of care has proven to be a valuable tool in improving the quality, safety, and patient experience of care. Many hospitals have demonstrated reduced patient days, reduced central line days, and increased coordination of care through the use of multidisciplinary rounds.
This How-to Guide describes:
  • Key components of reliable multidisciplinary rounds
  • Potential impact on outcomes
  • Examples of success
  • Fundamentals for forming the team, setting aims, and testing changes on a small scale
  • Tips for getting started and for successfully implementing multidisciplinary rounds
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