The problems identified and addressed by the TEAMS model are numerous and broad. They exist within an extremely complex systern of hospital-based health care and medical training. An early evaluation indicated that TEAMS has been successful in addressing these problems, but more groups will need to be run and a more sophisticated evaluation conducted in order to draw more thorough on objective conclusions. The POI's usefulness in assessing whether program goals have been met is being reevaluated. It may be advisable to conduct separate workshops for interns and less experienced nurses and for more senior residents and nurses. The success of the TEAMS program is due in large part to the departments of nursing and medicine at Evanston Hospital who were aware of these problems and were willing to address them.