A Survey of Perceived Hierarchies Amongst Health Care Providers Working in Medical Teams

How Do I Begin?

Identify whether you are a patient or provider, then click the corresponding button above.  This button will take you to our short survey for you to complete.  After you complete the survey, invite other members of your team to participate.

What Constitutes a Medical Team?

A medical team is comprised of at least three individuals including the patient and two or more core providers who work together.  Providers can include Doctors, Residents, Medical Students, Nurses, Nurse Assistants, Caregivers, Lab Technicians, Pharmacists, Radiologists, etc.

Why Should I Participate?

We believe that understanding hierarchies in medical teams will improve the dynamics and processes of medical teams and help to better involve the patient as a member of their own care team.  By participating, you will help us better understand this process.

What is the Purpose of this Study?

Despite the fact that medical teams are interdisciplinary and involve multiple providers across a range of specialties, very little is currently known with regards to the dynamics within these teams.  We aim to survey patients and their associated health care providers to better understand the perceived hierarchies that may exist amongst these medical teams.  The results of this study will eventually be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal to create greater awareness and understanding within the medical and broader scientific community of hierarchies in medical teams.  We hope that our results will inform improvements in dynamics and communication amongst medical teams, ultimately leading to more empathetic, effective, and patient-centered care.

What Happens to My Data?

We take protecting your data privacy very seriously.  All of your survey responses will be de-identified and securely protected. Your responses will NOT be shared amongst team members.  Team members will NOT know the extent to which you fill out this questionnaire.

Are there any Risks?

The risks associated with this study are minimal.  This study poses no physical risk beyond those involved in normal, daily life.  Your decision whether or not to participate in this study will NOT affect your employment, healthcare or grades.

Will I be Paid?

You will not receive monetary compensation for your participation in this study.

Meet our Study Staff

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LARRY CHU, MD, MS (Epidemiology)
Stanford University School of Medicine Professor of Anesthesiology, Executive Director of Medicine X

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LINDRED GREER, PhD
Stanford University Graduate School of Business Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

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HUGO CAMPOS
ePatient Advsior, Stanford Medicine X

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T. KYLE HARRISON, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine Clinical Associate Professor

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LISANNE VAN BUNDEREN, PhD
Stanford University Graduate School of Business

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DARA ROUHOLIMAN, BS
Clinical Research Associate, Stanford Medicine X

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JAMISON GAMBLE, MPH
Clinical Research Assistant, Stanford Medicine X

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SYLVIE DOBROTA, BA
Clinical Research Assistant, Stanford Medicine X

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THOMAS MEDNICK, BS
Intern Research Assistant, Stanford Medicine X

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JOHN PATTON III, MD, MBA
Anesthesiology Resident, Stanford Health Care

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BRIAN PARK BS
Visiting Medical Student, Stanford Health Care