Examining the extent and factors associated with interprofessional teamwork in primary care settings

This study examined interprofessional teamwork within primary care practices (Family Health Teams [FHT] and Community Health Centers - [CHC]) in Ontario and explored team-level and organizational factors associated with interprofessional teamwork. Interprofessional teamwork was measured using the Collaborative Practice Assessment Tool (CPAT), which was completed by providers in each participating team. The CPAT responses of 988 providers representing on average 12 professions (sd = 2.1) across 66 teams (44 FHTs and 22 CHCs) were included in the analysis. The average CPAT score was 46.6 (sd = 2.5). CHCs had significantly higher CPAT scores than FHTs (mdiff = 1.7, p = .02). Using diverse communication mechanisms to share information, increasing quality improvement capacities, and age of practice, had a statistically significant positive association with CPAT scores. Increasing team size, using centralized administrative processes, a high level of information exchange, and having a mixed governance board were significantly negatively associated with CPAT score. Findings illustrate factors associated with interprofessional teamwork and offer insight into the comparative performance of two team-based primary care models in Ontario.PMID:33870838 | DOI:10.1080/13561820.2021.1874896
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