Table 1

 Teamwork factors and % responses to items

Disagree strongly*Disagree slightly*Neutral*Agree slightly*Agree strongly*Not applicable†
*Percentage of valid responses (not including “not applicable”) from direct patient care staff.
†Percentage of total responses from direct patient care staff.
Teamwork factor 1: Input into decisions and collaboration with other staff(Cronbach’s α = 0.84)
Nurse input is well received where I work.13623664
Decision making where I work uses input from relevant staff34929542
The doctors and nurses here work together as a well coordinated team38933474
Disagreements where I work are resolved appropriately (i.e. not who is right, but what is best for the patient)471635382
It is easy for staff here to ask questions when there is something that they do not understand13524671
I have the support I need from other staff to care for patients15527621
I am satisfied with the quality of collaboration that I experience with senior doctors where I work5912354011
Teamwork factor 2: Information handover (Cronbach’s α = 0.69)
I know the first and last names of all the staff I worked with during my last shift/period of work45314743
Important issues are well communicated at shift changes/between periods of work3711374211
Briefings are common where I work471334418
I am satisfied with the quality of collaboration that I experience with nurses where I work24532574