Comprehensive care has evolved. See how a multidisciplinary approach can improve quality, enhance patient experience, and contribute to clinician well-being.
Team-based care has a long tradition in health care.1 But as the industry grapples with increasingly complex patients, more treatment options, shifting sites of care, and increased specialisation of care, the need to expand beyond a basic care team (physician and medical assistant) to a comprehensive care team has never been greater. A comprehensive care team brings together multiple disciplines—advanced practice professionals, rehabilitation therapists, clinical pharmacists, social workers, health coaches and specialised care managers—to improve chronic condition management, care transitions, access to behavioural health and navigating community resources.2
The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions 2022 Survey of US Physicians finds that despite the value to care quality, patient experience, and clinician well-being, a multidisciplinary approach to patient care is not common.3 Health care organisations should rethink their team-based care models. In the short term, doing so will enable clinicians to practice at the top of their license and begin to restore joy in the practice of medicine. Longer term, it will help organisations transition to value-based payment models and realise the Future of HealthTM vision of consumer-driven care that’s focussed on prevention, wellness and an enriching patient experience.
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