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Clinical leadership in hospital care: Leadership and teamwork skills are as important as clinical management skills

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 14 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:161
  1. Marino S Festa, consultant in paediatric intensive care (
  1. Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT

    EDITOR—Olsen and Neale conclude that improving leadership and teamwork skills among today's doctors is both important and necessary.1 However, opportunities in everyday hospital medicine to acquire, practise, and receive feedback on these skills remain scarce.

    Unlike other industries—such as aviation, which allow experienced team members to observe teams in their …

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