Teamwork makes the dream work

There is much policy discussion about the need for increased care coordination. AHRQ defines care coordination as “deliberately organizing patient care activities and sharing information among all of the participants concerned with a patient’s care to achieve safer and more effective care.” OECD defines care coordination as “…policies that help create patient-centred care that is…

Challenges in Care Coordination

Why is it so difficult to get physicians to work together to coordinate care for their patients? ┬áHere’s why: “The typical primary care physician has 229…other physicians working in 117…practices with which care must be coordinated, equivalent to an additional 99 physicians and 53 practices for every100 Medicare beneficiaries managed by the primary care physician.”…