TEAMWORK: its not just for sports anymore

June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/17/2008 Supplement, p2
Academic Journal
Working in teams to provide collaborative care seems to have become the new paradigm for delivering patient care in primary care settings. Interaction between physicians and other health care professionals has always been the norm. But models of care in which physicians, especially family physicians/general practitioners (FP/GPsX work more closely with other providers in formal arrangements in the community are relatively new. In these cases, interactions between the FP/GPs and other specialists are now increasingly supplemented by the inclusion of nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists and other health professionals. INSET: TEAMWORK TIPS.


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