What can be done to encourage more interprofessional collaboration in health care?
In this issue brief, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundaton discusses ways to encourage more interprofessional collaboration in health care.
- Collaboration between doctors, nurses and other health care providers—known as interprofessional collaboration — is not the norm in health care today.
- Interprofessional collaboration holds promise for reducing medical errors, improving the quality of care and meeting the needs of diverse populations.
- We can increase interprofessional collaboration by educating doctors, nurses and other health professionals together, and by retraining providers to work together.