What can be done to encourage more interprofessional collaboration in health care?

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Submitted by National Center... on Feb 2, 2015 - 3:47pm CST

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In this issue brief, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundaton discusses ways to encourage more interprofessional collaboration in health care.

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  • 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.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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