Primary health care in New Zealand: the impact of organisational factors on teamwork
BACKGROUND: Although teamwork is known to optimise good health care, organisational arrangements and funding models can foster, discourage, or preclude functional teamworking. Despite a new, enhanced population-based funding system for primary care in New Zealand, bringing new opportunities for more collaborative practice, fully implemented healthcare teamwork remains elusive.
AIM: To explore perceptions of interprofessional relationships, teamwork, and collaborative patient care in New Zealand primary care practice.
DESIGN OF STUDY: Qualitative.