The World Health Organization defines Interprofessional collaboration as “multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work[ing] together with patients, families, caregivers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care.”
The typical [in]patient experience features a cadre of healthcare providers working together to deliver quality care and stellar patient experience. Except, how much are they actually working together?
And what happens to patients once they are discharged into rehabilitation settings in the private sector? The answer is likely not much from the interprofessional collaboration perspective.
That’s a problem, because as medicine becomes increasingly specialized, interprofessional collaboration in healthcare is more important than ever.
Consulting Coach & Physiotherapist
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy