This paper examines the significance of the practice meeting for collaboration within primary care teams.
Using interviews with health professionals and a case management vignette representing an elderly patient, the presence and frequency of multidisciplinary meetings was found to be important in two respects.
First, they were identified by team members as being the single most important mechanism for the promotion of collaboration within their teams.
Second, they were associated with a greater awareness among the health professionals of the range of services available to their elderly patients.
It is argued that the introduction or expansion of such meetings would enhance the effectiveness of primary care teams.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Multidisciplinaire, Coopération, Travail équipe, Pratique professionnelle, Communication, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Multidisciplinary, Cooperation, Team work, Professional practice, Communication, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0046174
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.