Media Archives

In addition to news and media articles related to health care teams that we disseminate through Twitter, we also have an archive of articles here on our Media Archives page that we've collected for policy-makers and researchers interested in this topic.

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June, 2017

Changing student attitudes through interaction: Findings from an interprofessional workshop

Graduates’ development of interprofessional practice capability during their early socialisation into professional roles

A formative evaluation of a nurse practitioner-led interprofessional geriatric outpatient clinic

May, 2017

A case study of healthcare providers’ goals during interprofessional rounds

An exploration of nurse-physician perceptions of collaborative behaviour

Pulling together and pulling apart: influences of convergence and divergence on distributed healthcare teams

April, 2017

Framework development for the assessment of interprofessional teamwork in mental health settings

Learning by viewing versus learning by doing: A comparative study of observer and participant experiences during an interprofessional simulation training

Improving nurse-physician teamwork through interprofessional bedside rounding

March, 2017

How do we develop health educators for the future using an interprofessional approach?

The Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS): A replication validation study

Attributes of innovations and approaches to scalability – lessons from a national program to extend the scope of practice of health professionals

February, 2017

Anchoring interprofessional education in undergraduate curricula: The Heidelberg story 

The Prato Statement on cost and value in professional and interprofessional education 

Interprofessional teamwork innovations for primary health care practices and practitioners: evidence from a comparison of reform in three countries 

 

January, 2017

Evaluation of interprofessional relational coordination and patients’ perception of care in outpatient oncology teams http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13561820.2016.1248815

Sustainable interprofessional teamwork needs a team-friendly healthcare system: Experiences from a collaborative Dutch programme http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13561820.2016.1237481

Facebook as a tool for communication, collaboration, and informal knowledge exchange among members of a multisite family health team https://www.dovepress.com/facebook-as-a-tool-for-communication-collaboration-and-informal-knowle-peer-reviewed-article-JMDH

December, 2016

Every team needs a coach: Training for interprofessional clinical placements http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13561820.2016.1181611

Improving nurse-physician teamwork through interprofessional bedside rounding https://www.dovepress.com/improving-nurse-physician-teamwork-through-interprofessional-bedside-r-peer-reviewed-article-JMDH

Improving Primary Health Care Through Collaboration http://www.wrha.mb.ca/Professionals/collaborativecare/files/IPHCTC-Briefing2.pdf

November, 2016

Faculty development to support interprofessional education in healthcare professions: A realist synthesis http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13561820.2016.1209466

Interprofessional team management in pediatric critical care: some challenges and possible solutions https://www.dovepress.com/interprofessional-team-management-in-pediatric-critical-care-some-chal-peer-reviewed-article-JMDH

Enhancing the Primary Care Team to Provide Redesigned Care: The Roles of Practice Facilitators and Care Managers http://www.annfammed.org/content/11/1/80.full

October, 2016

Advancing interprofessional patient safety education for medical, nursing, and pharmacy learners during clinical rotations http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13561820.2016.1215972

Educating future leaders in patient safety https://www.dovepress.com/educating-future-leaders-in-patient-safety-peer-reviewed-article-JMDH

Primary care emergency team training in situ means learning in real context http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02813432.2016.1207150

September, 2016

Standing on the Precipice: Evaluating Final-Year Physiotherapy Students' Perspectives of Their Curriculum as Preparation for Primary Health Care Practice  http://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/ptc.2015-11E

Predictive Factors of Effects of an Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Intervention in Primary Healthcare: A Correlational Analysis  http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/predictive-factors-of-effects-of-an-interdisciplinary-chronic-disease-preventionand-management-intervention-in-primary-healthcare-jcphn-1000112.php?aid=69042

Interprofessional teamwork and team interventions in chronic care: A systematic review  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13561820.2015.1051616

August, 2016

Self-reported patient psychosocial needs in integrated primary health care: A role for social work in interdisciplinary teams http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00981389.2015.1085483

Supporting an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team with a Multi-Agent System http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/supporting-an-interdisciplinary-healthcare-team-with-a-multi-agent-system/151971

Implementation of an Interdisciplinary, Team-Based Complex Care Support Health Care Model at an Academic Medical Center: Impact on Health Care Utilization and Quality of Life http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0148096

July, 2016

Advanced Practice Clinicians and Physicians in Primary Care: Still More Questions than Answers http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2529685

Nurse practitioners, canaries in the mine of primary care reform http://www.healthpolicyjrnl.com/article/S0168-8510(16)30077-X/abstract

Using Semantic Components to Represent Dynamics of an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team in a Multi-Agent Decision Support System http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10916-015-0375-3

June, 2016

Processes of patient-centred care in Family Health Teams: a qualitative study http://cmajopen.ca/content/4/2/E271.full

Realizing potential: improving interdisciplinary professional/paraprofessional health care teams in Canada's northern aboriginal communities through education http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13561820220124157

What fosters or prevents interprofessional teamworking in primary and community care? A literature review http://www.journalofnursingstudies.com/article/S0020-7489(07)00037-5/abstract?cc=y=

May, 2016

Realizing potential: improving interdisciplinary professional/paraprofessional health care teams in Canada's northern aboriginal communities through education http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13561820220124157

Some historical notes on interdisciplinary and interprofessional education and practice in health care in the USA http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13561820701594728

Academic administrators' attitudes towards interprofessional education in Canadian schools of health professional education http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13561820500081802

April, 2016

What Do We Know about Health Care Team Effectiveness? A Review of the Literature http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/63/3/263.short

Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams: Ready or Not?http://www.professionalnursing.org/article/S8755-7223(07)00154-8/abstract

Interdisciplinary collaboration within Quebec community health care centres http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953601002325

March, 2016

Family Practice/Primary Health Care Nurses in Nova Scotia
http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?site=eds&scope=site&jrnl=00084581&AN=25919240&h=iUaS%2bB5RPN4%2b2jCf%2fdATnX3oDO%2fX40o%2fv%2bQD2gZXyjZR6fB7N2g4d8bF55lKeLkU0T8TKQ0sEekNSuzoUuoQdQ%3d%3d&crl=c&resultLocal=ErrCrlNoResults&resultNs=Ehost&crlhashurl=login.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26profile%3dehost%26scope%3dsite%26authtype%3dcrawler%26jrnl%3d00084581%26AN%3d25919240

Evaluation of an interprofessional continuing professional development initiative in primary health care http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chp.144/abstract

Logic models in primary care reform: navigating the evaluation
http://search.proquest.com/openview/482decadbfe4ff27e8e5c2257e9c7905/1?pq-origsite=gscholar

February, 2016

Primary Health Care in Canada: Systems in Motion http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00628.x/abstract?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

Cost effectiveness and outcomes of a nurse practitioner–paramedic–family physician model of care: the Long and Brier Islands study http://journals.cambridge.org.ezproxy.library.dal.ca/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3473864&fileId=S1463423608000959

Interprofessional education for students of the health professions: The “Seamless Care” model  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13561820802697735

January, 2016

The determinants of successful collaboration: A review of theoretical and empirical studies  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13561820500082677

Family practice/Primary health care nurses in Nova Scotia http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/17622032

Defining the Role of Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners in Rural Nova Scotia  http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mcgill/cjnr/2010/00000042/00000002/art00006

December, 2015

Collaborative practice in health systems change: the Nova Scotia experience with the Strengthening Primary Care Initiative. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/15239315

Effective interprofessional teams: “Contact is not enough” to build a team http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chp.189/abstract

More than the sum of its parts? A qualitative research synthesis on multi-disciplinary primary care teams
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13561820802380035

November, 2015

Interdisciplinary education and teamwork: a long and winding road http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2923.2001.00919.x/full

Collaborative health care teams in Canada and the USA: Confronting the structural embeddedness of medical dominance http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.5172/hesr.2006.15.5.481

A long time coming: primary healthcare renewal in Canada http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/18453816

October, 2015

Influence of a quality improvement learning collaborative program on team functioning in primary healthcare.                                                                                       http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2015-12420-001/

Models of primary care for frail patients                                   http://www.cfp.ca/content/61/7/601.short

Skill mix, roles and remuneration in the primary care workforce: Who are the healthcare professionals in the primary care teams across the world? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020748914003307

September, 2015

Collaborative Emergency Centres: Improving Access to Primary and Emergency Care in Rural Nova Scotia http://70.33.204.227/hcc_beta/n3w11n3/HIC/JakeYorke.pdf

Innovative Collaborative Practice to Optimize Pharmacotherapy for Frail Older Patients http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4214580/pdf/cjhp-67-373.pdf

A home for interprofessional medical education at Dalhousie  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3832554/pdf/1851482.pdf

August, 2015

Measuring Teamwork in Primary Care: Triangulation of Qualitative and Quantitative Data
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2015-08340-001/

Is Team-Based Primary Care Associated with Less Access Problems and Self-Reported Unmet Need in Canada?
http://joh.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/07/14/0020731415595547.abstract

From “retailers” to health care providers: Transforming the role of community pharmacists in chronic disease management
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016885101500041X

July, 2015

Interprofessional Collaboration: Co-workers' Perceptions of Adding Nurse Practitioners to Primary Care Teams   http://primarycare.imedpub.com/interprofessional-collaboration-coworkersperceptions-of-adding-nurse-practitioners-toprimary-care-teams.pdf

A process-based framework to guide nurse practitioners integration into primary healthcare teams: results from a logic analysis  http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12913-015-0731-5.pdf

Use of electronic dietary assessment tools in primary care: an interdisciplinary perspective  http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12911-015-0138-6.pdf

June, 2015

Physical activity as medicine among family health teams: an environmental scan of physical activity services in an interdisciplinary primary care setting.  http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/apnm-2014-0387#.VXdTE1xViko

Impact of a quality improvement program on primary healthcare in Canada: A mixed-method evaluation.  http://www.healthpolicyjrnl.com/article/S0168-8510(14)00283-8/abstract

An integrative review of facilitators and the barriers influencing collaboration and teamwork between general practitioners and nurses working in general practice.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=An+integrative+review+of+facilitators+and+barriers+influencing+collaboration+and+teamwork+between+general+practitioners+and+nurses+working+in+general+practice

May, 2015

Interprofessional Primary Health Care (IPC) Collaboration, Family Health Teams (FHTs) in Ontario   https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/handle/11375/16356

Physician Integrated Network: A Second look
http://mchp-appserv.cpe.umanitoba.ca/reference/PIN2_web_final.pdfIntegrating physiotherapists within primary health care teams: perspectives of family physicians and nurse practitioners  http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13561820.2014.915210

Interprofessional Collaboration in Ontario’s Family Health Teams: A Review of the Literature  http://www.jripe.org/index.php/journal/article/viewArticle/131

The evolving role of nurses in primary care medical settings        http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijn.12219/full

2013

October

CMAJ: A home for interprofessional medical education at Dalhousie By Catherine Cross (October 21, 2013) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/21oct13_a-home-for-interprofessional-medical-education-at-Dalhousie.xhtml

St. Peter Herald: St. Peter Man Benefits from New Team-Based Model of Healthcare By Jessica Bies (October 18, 2013) http://www.southernminn.com/st_peter_herald/news/article_103f6b75-860a-53c8-85a9-9fc062fbbcaa.html

University of Washington: Initiative draws faculty, students into collaborative health care By Marsha Rule (October 15, 2013) http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/10/15/initiative-draws-faculty-students-into-collaborative-health-care/

Medpage Today: Bonds Will Form With Health Teams, Not Docs, Experts Predict By David Pittman (October 13, 2013) http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/GeneralPrimaryCare/42233

Fierce Healthcare: How multidisciplinary efforts lead to better outcomes, lower costs By Alicia Caramenico (October 10, 2013) http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/how-multidisciplinary-efforts-lead-better-outcomes-lower-costs/2013-10-10

Family Practice News: Team care doesn’t reduce physician burnout By M. Alexander Otto (October 8, 2013) http://www.familypracticenews.com/news/practice-trends/single-article/team-care-doesnt-reduce-physician-burnout/fe41fabdaca070cbd802522fe00c097c.html

Leader Post: How RNs Help By Tracy Zambory (October 5, 2013) http://www.leaderpost.com/health/help/9001413/story.html

Pharmacy Times: Multidisciplinary Teams Including Pharmacists Improve Heart Failure Outcomes By Aimee Simone (October 4, 2013) http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Multidisciplinary-Teams-Including-Pharmacists-Improve-Heart-Failure-Outcomes

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal: Prominent doctors launch Health Care Disconnects website (October 4, 2013) http://kpbj.com/business_daily/2013-10-04/prominent_doctors_launch_health_care_disconnects_website

September

Medpage Today: Team-Based Care Doesn’t Defuse Burnout By David Pittman (Spetember 26, 2013) http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AAFP/41884

Ontario News: Integrated Comprehensive Care Project By Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (September 27, 2013) http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2013/09/integrated-comprehensive-care-project.html

HCP Live: Team-Based Care Requires Collaboration, Communication, and Respect for the Contributions of all Team Members By Cheryl Lathrop (September 23, 2013) http://www.hcplive.com/conferences/pri-med-east-2013/Team-Based-Care-Requires-Collaboration-Communication-and-Respect-for-the-Contributions-of-all-Team-Members

SFGate: Team to Assist Mentally Disabled in Richmond (September 21, 2013) http://blog.sfgate.com/incontracosta/2013/09/21/team-to-assist-mentally-disabled-in-richmond/

Gov.Uk: The Dream Team: How Health Workers Reach the Remote in Indonesia (September 20, 2013) https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/the-dream-team-how-health-workers-reach-the-remote-in-indonesia

The Wall Street Journal: Training separates M.D and N.P (September 20, 2013) http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-308141/

The Barnacle: PAHO/WHO Advances New Model for Integrated Care of Non-Communicable Diseases (September 18, 2013) http://www.barnaclegrenada.com/index.php/regional-news/2899-pahowho-advances-new-model-for-integrated-care-of-noncommunicable-diseases

Senior  Journal: Pay for Performance to Physicians Results in Better Patient Outcomes (September 17, 2013) http://www.seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Health/2013/20130917_Pay_for_Performance_to_Physicians_Works.htm

Doctors Lounge: Principles Underlying Team-Based Health Care Discussed (September 16, 2013) http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/pb/40950

Times Colonist: New VIHA health-care model panned as way to replace nurses with care aides By Cindy E. Harnett (September 16, 2013) http://www.timescolonist.com/news/new-viha-health-care-model-panned-as-way-to-replace-nurses-with-care-aides-1.626944

Drug Topics: Playing to strength: Pharmacists on the team By Amy Holmes and James L. Crecraft (September 15, 2013) http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drug-topics/news/playing-strength-pharmacists-team

HealthLeaders Media: At the Heart of Team-Based Care By Philip Betbeze (September 13, 2013) http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/MAG-296044/At-the-Heart-of-TeamBased-Care

Digital Journal: Tanzania Research Chairs Named By Neema Tele (September 9, 2013) http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/357978

BMJ: The Loss of Multidisciplinary Primary Healthcare Teams is Bad for Patient Care By Richard Watton (September 9, 2013) http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5450?rss=1&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%25253A+bmj%25252Frecent+(Latest+from+BMJ)

Charlotte Observer: Wake Forest, Appalachian State team up to train more physician assistants By Jane Stancill (September 5, 2013) http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/05/4290471/wake-forest-appalachian-state.html#.Ui5cT8afiD9

The Dartmouth Institute: More physicians won’t fix health care By Elliot S. Fisher (September 4, 2013) http://tdi.dartmouth.edu/press/updates/column-more-physicians-wont-fix-health-care

Health Catalyst: Healthcare visualizations: a picture is worth a 1,000 words By Dan Hopkins (September 4, 2013) http://www.healthcatalyst.com/healthcare-visualization-benefits

Irish Times: Public health nurses should have role in universal primary care planning By Lorna Siggins (September 3, 2013) http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/public-health-nurses-should-have-role-in-universal-primary-care-planning-1.1513778

Ghana Business News: Health management needs multidisciplinary approach – Sector Minister (September 2, 2013) http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2013/09/02/health-management-needs-multi-disciplinary-approach-sector-minister/

Modernhealthcare.com: ACP paper outlines 'fresh thinking' for team-based care By  Andis Robeznieks (September 2013) http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20130917/BLOG/309179995

August

KevinMD: A huddle has the potential to change the way we care for patients By: Fred N. Pelzman (August 31, 2013) http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/08/huddle-potential-change-care-patients.html

Channel New: Tan Tock Seng Hospital launches Health City Novena By Vimita Mohandas (August 30, 2013) http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/tan-tock-seng-hospital/796218.html

Rapid City Journal: South Dakota looks to coordinated care to cut medical costs Associated Press (August 28, 2013) http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/south-dakota-looks-to-coordinated-care-to-cut-medical-costs/article_e774c9d3-0a71-50f1-88d2-54e369425040.html

KevinMD.com: The medical home requires building a better team By Fred N. Pelzman (August 25, 2013) http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/08/medical-home-requires-building-team.html

BMC Family Practice: Teamwork in primary care: perspectives of general practitioners and community nurses in Lithuania By Lina Jaruseviciene, Ida Liseckiene, Leonas Valius, Ausrine Kontrimiene,Gediminas Jarusevicius and Luís Velez Lapão (August 15, 2013) http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/14/118

Globe Gazette: New approach to health care combines, mental, physical and social aspects By Kristin Buehner (August 8, 2013) http://globegazette.com/news/local/new-approach-to-health-care-combines-mental-physical-and-social/article_1b7938e6-008a-11e3-8928-001a4bcf887a.html

NzDoctor: More Flexible Funding for General Practice Teams Media release from health minister Tony Ryall (August 6, 2013) http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/un-doctored/2013/august-2013/06/more-flexible-funding-for-general-practice-teams.aspx

Nottingham Post: Dedicated Teams the Driving Force Behind Improvements (August 6, 2013) http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Dedicated-teams-driving-force-improvements/story-19618305-detail/story.html#axzz2bJHvZ8EI

CDA Press: A Team to Design Your Care Plan By George Kingson (August 4, 2013) http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_3f9d9ce1-b2ee-55bb-beec-ebc9b0d12876.html

Healthcare Finance News: Marketing Integrative Medicine: a Hospital Centered Approach By Taylor Walsh (August 2, 2013) http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/marketing-integrative-medicine-hospital-centered-approach

Daily Finance: Cape Cod Healthcare Expands Relationship with MedAssets (August 1, 2013) http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/08/01/cape-cod-healthcare-expands-relationship-with-meda/

News Optimist: Annual report highlights successes: PNHR (August 1, 2013) http://www.newsoptimist.ca/article/20130801/BATTLEFORD0101/308019993/-1/battleford01/annual-report-highlights-successes-pnhr

Lake Country Sun: Veterans Corner: VA medical centers make 'Most Wired' list By Jim Vines (August 1, 2013) http://www.lakecountrysun.com/lifestyles/ci_23774935/veterans-corner-va-medical-centers-make-most-wired

July

University of Texas News: School of Nursing to Enhance Interprofessional Health Care Education with $1 Million Federal Grant (July 30, 2013) http://www.utexas.edu/news/2013/07/30/school-of-nursing-to-enhance-interprofessional-health-care-education-with-1-million-federal-grant-2/

Waterford Today: HSE Launches Counselling in Primary Care Service (July 24, 2013) http://www.waterford-today.ie/waterford-lifestyle/20240-hse-launches-counselling-in-primary-care-service-20240.html

CBC News: Roy Romanow Urges PM to Meet with Premiers on Health Care By Laura Payton (July 24, 2013) http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/roy-romanow-urges-pm-to-meet-with-premiers-on-health-care-1.1392666

AAFP: Differences in Education, Training Between Family Physicians, NPs Are Focus of Webinar (July 23, 2013) http://www.aafp.org/news-now/practice-professional-issues/20130723scopeforum.html

Modern Healthcare: Mich. Blues Adds More Docs to Nation’s Largest Medical Home Program By Jay Greene (July 23, 2013) http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20130723/INFO/307239982/mich-blues-adds-more-docs-to-nations-largest-medical-home-program

Rochdale News: Care from Hospital to Home (July 22, 2013) http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/81591/care-from-hospital-to-home

MPR News: For Severe Mental Health Cases, a Team Approach By Jayne Solinger (July 22, 2013) http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/22/health/team-approach-mental-health-cases

The Post: Pioneering a New Health Care Model (July 22, 2013) http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/07/22/pioneering-a-new-health-care-model

KevinMD: There Should Be No Quaterbacks in Health Care By Bob Doherty (July 20, 2013) http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/07/quarterbacks-health-care.html

Medial Daily: For Vulnerable Elders, Nurse Practitioner-Physician Teams Deliver Better Care than Doctors Alone By Cindy del Rosario (July 20, 2013) http://www.medicaldaily.com/vulnerable-elders-nurse-practitioner-physician-teams-deliver-better-care-doctors-alone-247864

University of Toronto News: U of T Students Claim Top Honours at National Health Challenge By Kendra Hunter (July 16, 2013) http://www.news.utoronto.ca/u-t-students-claim-top-honours-national-health-challenge

CBC News: Ontario Said to be Squandering Money, Care for Blood Tests (July 12, 2013) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/ontario-said-to-be-squandering-money-care-for-blood-tests-1.1407933

Sun Country News: Teams Talk - 1 What is Collaborative Practice? (July 9, 2013) http://suncountryblog.com/2013/07/09/teams-talk-1-what-is-collaborative-practice/

June

Huffington Post: Making a Difference by Making Mental Health and Geriatrics Care a National Priority By Robyn Stone (June 25, 2013) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robyn-stone/making-a-difference-by-making-mental-health-priority_b_3491975.html

May

Huffington Post: How to Fix Canada’s Health Care System By Therese Stukel & David Henry (May 23, 2013) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robyn-stone/making-a-difference-by-making-mental-health-priority_b_3491975.html

The UN has found success using team based care: United Nations Relief and Works Agency: Family Health Teams (2013) http://www.unrwa.org/what-we-do/family-health-teams

Using Peer Mentors to Support Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Efforts to Improve Glucose Control By Julio Albarracin & Judith Long http://ldi.upenn.edu/uploads/media_items/julio-albarracin-peermentor.original.pdf

2012

Globe and Mail: Alberta, Doctors Return to Battle After Talks Fall Apart By Josh Wingrove (December 3, 2012) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/alberta-doctors-return-to-battle-after-talks-fall-apart/article5950629/

Globe and Mail: Alberta Willing to Restart Talks After Pushing Unilateral Deal for Doctors By Josh Wingrove (November 20, 2012) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/alberta-willing-to-restart-talks-after-pushing-unilateral-deal-for-doctors/article5486846/

Globe and Mail: Province Pushes Unilateral Deal for Doctor’s Salaries By Josh Wingrove (November 16, 2012) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/province-pushes-unilateral-deal-for-doctors-salaries/article5374012/

Globe and Mail: Alberta Expanding Primary Health-Care with Little Statistical Info: Auditor General By Dean Bennett (July 4, 2012) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/alberta-expanding-primary-health-care-with-little-statistical-info-auditor-general/article4390689/

Globe and Mail: Alberta PCs’ Controversial Clinic Plan Finds Traction in Poll By Josh Wingrove (April 21, 2012) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/alberta-pcs-controversial-clinic-plan-finds-traction-in-poll/article4101670/

2011

CBC’s White Coat, Black Art: Respect Show (October 7, 2011) http://www.cbc.ca/whitecoat/episode/2011/10/07/respect-show/

KevinMD: How a Model of Multidisciplinary Team Based Care May Save Primary Care By Eric Lu (May 2, 2011) http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/05/model-multidisciplinary-team-based-care-save-primary-care.html

We understand the concept of interdisciplinarity to be broader than and inclusive of that of multidisciplinarity. An interdisciplinary team has a higher degree of integration of processes than a multidisciplinary team. We welcome your comments on this matter, as we are interested in academic and non-academic perspectives on the use of this terminology.