Evidence-based development in nurse-led interprofessional teams
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Evidence-based development in nurse-led interprofessional teams

Bonita Pilon Alexander Heard distinguished service professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, US
Christian Ketel Instructor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, US
Heather Davidson Assistant professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, US

How a group of primary care staff began to work together more effectively using a framework for collaborative practice

Team-based care is often described as the best way to provide health care. However the effective use of teams in primary care is not yet prevalent in the US and nurse-led interprofessional collaborative teams are rare. Over the past three years the US Department of Health and Human Services has put great emphasis on the development of nurse-led interprofessional teams and this article describes the development of one such team in a primary care setting and the evidence base behind it.

Nursing Management. 22, 3,35-40. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.3.35.e1332

Correspondence

bonnie.pilon@vanderbilt.edu

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

This project was partially supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and are not the official position of the HRSA, HHS or the US government

Received: 06 December 2014

Accepted: 30 April 2015