Table 2

Overview of proposed team sampling framework

Team typesExample teamsHospital A— large teaching hospitalHospital B—small non-teaching hospital
StructuralWard team caring for paediatric or elderly patients; co-located, stable membership11
HybridAcute Admissions Unit (short stay unit) for patients referred from emergency department; combination of stable and rotating membership11
ResponsiveEmergency response team for patients experiencing cardiac arrest; diabetes team responding to inpatients with diabetes; membership may vary but the team responds to well-defined needs11
CoordinatingMultidisciplinary team which meets regularly to discuss and plan the care of specific patients, as patients with cancer or patients in rehabilitation ward; membership may vary but involves coordination across organisational units11