Developing and measuring progress toward collaborative, integrated, interdisciplinary health care teams
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
*Cooperative Behavior; Group Processes; Humans; Interprofessional Relations; Longitudinal Studies; New England; Patient Care Team; Primary Health Care; Program Development; *Program Evaluation
Community Health | Other Medical Specialties | Preventative Medicine
In this article we report the results of a longitudinal study of an intervention to enhance interdisciplinary team functioning in a primary care setting. Components of the team development intervention are outlined. Team members' assessments of progress towards expressing values consistent with an effective team--as measured through the System for the Multiple Level Observation of Groups (SYMLOG)--are presented and discussed. Institutional, organizational, and team related supports and barriers that affect the development of collaborative, integrated teams are identified and discussed; implications for ensuring teams' success are presented.
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Citation: J Interprof Care. 2004 May;18(2):183-96. Link to article on publisher's site