Table 5

 Optimum factor loadings of teamwork items*†

Teamwork itemsFactor loadings
Teamwork factor 1Teamwork factor 2
Input into decisions and collaboration with other staffInformation handover
*Pattern matrix generated using principal components extraction and oblique rotation.
†Factor loadings under 0.300 omitted for clarity.
Teamwork factor 1
Nurse input is well received where I work0.697
Decision making where I work uses input from relevant staff0.675
The doctors and nurses here work together as a well coordinated team0.830
Disagreements where I work are resolved appropriately (i.e. not who is right, but what is best for the patient)0.716
It is easy for staff here to ask questions when there is something that they do not understand0.4390.365
I have the support I need from other staff to care for patients0.5100.420
I am satisfied with the quality of collaboration that I experience with senior doctors where I work0.779
Teamwork factor 2
I know the first and last names of all the staff I worked with during my last shift/period of work0.615
Important issues are well communicated at shift changes/between periods of work0.654
Briefings are common where I work0.456
I am satisfied with the quality of collaboration that I experience with nurses where I work0.532