In a landmark 2010 report, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the global health care workforce crisis requires greater interprofessional collaboration. Not only does the model enhance patient outcomes, but it also increases access to care and reduces costs.
More recent studies have confirmed the report's assessment of the effectiveness of team-based care, and also evaluated educational efforts. Case Western Reserve and other institutions have contributed significantly to this growing body of knowledge.
CWRU research findings
- Implementation and evaluation of a community-based learning activity
- A comparative evaluation of patient-satisfaction outcomes in an interprofessional student-run free clinic
- Team-based care and information to improve practice
- Investing in teams and relationships to support managing complexity
IPE research from around the country
- New England Journal of Medicine: Interprofessional Education — A Foundation for a New Approach to Health Care
- Report from the Committee on Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies
- Nurse Education Today: Interprofessional Training Enhances Collaboration Between Nursing and Medical Students: A Pilot Study
- American Journal of Preventive Medicine: Team-Based Care and Improved Blood Pressure Control: A Community Guide Systematic Review
- Institute of Medicine of the National Academies: Patients and Health Care Teams Forging Effective Partnerships