National Academy of Medicine

Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care

By Pamela Mitchell, Matthew Wynia, Robyn Golden, Bob McNellis, Sally Okun, C. Edwin Webb, Valerie Rohrbach, Isabelle Von Kohorn
October 02, 2012 | Discussion Paper
This Discussion Paper, “Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care,” presents basic principles and personal values that characterize interprofessional team-based care. Developed by individual participants from the IOM’s Best Practices Innovation Collaborative, the authors identified key findings from health care literature, and used interviews with eleven teams located across the United States to clarify how these factors shape effective team-based care. The principles and values reviewed are intended to help guide clinicians, patients, administrators, and other stakeholders in health care seeking high-value team-based care that focuses on the goals and priorities of patients and their families. In its conclusion, the discussion paper outlines four themes to guide the growth of team-based health care delivery.


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