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Collaborative care provides many advantages for patients and healthcare professionals. Effective teamwork among health care providers can lead to better care for patients, including enhanced safety and satisfaction, and reduced illness. Teamwork can also help reduce staff shortages and stress, reduce workloads, and increase job satisfaction.

Interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals can include nurses, physicians, pharmacists, therapists and others working together to deliver the best quality of care in every healthcare setting. Team-based care can help medical professional use their time more effectively and help patients access the most effective and efficient care. This type of care is critical for improving quality of care and cost effectiveness in Canada, which is why CFHI supports interprofessional teams in all our programming.

 

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