National Academy of Medicine

Patients and Health Care Teams Forging Effective Partnerships

By Sally Okun, Stephen C. Schoenbaum, David Andrews, Preeta Chidambaran, Veronica Chollette, Jessie Gruman, Sandra Leal, Beth A. Lown, Pamela H. Mitchell, Carly Parry, Wendy Prins, Richard Ricciardi, Melissa A. Simon, Ron Stock, Dale C. Strasser, C. Edwin Webb, Matthew K. Wynia, Diedtra Henderson
December 17, 2014 | Discussion Paper

In Patients and Health Care Teams Forging Effective Partnerships, the authors provide insight into how, by including patients and families as active participants in the health care team, the broad systemic movement toward team-based care can be enhanced. The discussion paper, published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), builds upon previous work regarding the core principles of team-based care in order to help achieve three aims of better health, better care, and lower costs. The authors are participants in the Best Practices Innovation Collaborative of the IOM Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care. In their paper, the authors undertook both a detailed review of the literature and one-on-one interviews with patients and clinicians to suggest how to create health care teams that involve patients and meet their needs.

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