Team-based care is cost-effective.
Team-based care provides intervention that incorporates a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of care for patients. Team-based care is established by adding new staff or changing the roles of existing staff to work with a primary care provider.
Team-based care is a health systems-level, organizational intervention that incorporates a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of care for patients. Each team includes the patient, the patient’s primary care provider, and other professionals such as nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, and community health workers. Team members provide process support and share responsibilities of care to complement the activities of the primary care provider. These responsibilities include medication management; patient follow-up; and adherence and self-management support.
Team-based care interventions typically include activities to:
- Facilitate communication and coordination of care support among various team members
- Enhance use of evidence-based guidelines by team members
- Establish regular, structured follow-up mechanisms to monitor patients’ progress and schedule additional visits as needed
- Actively engage patients in their own care by providing them with education about hypertension medication, adherence support (for medication and other treatments), and tools and resources for self-management (including health behavior change)