Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care

Interprofessional collaboration occurs when multiple health professionals of different disciplines work together with patients, families, caregivers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care.  Each health professional contributes their unique knowledge and skills into the care of a patient, which is especially beneficial to patients with chronic diseases. Quite often, these providers work in teams (e.g. primary health-care teams) which share the care for a patient.

There are many benefits to interprofessional collaboration, including:

·      Improved care coordination and access to health-care services

·      Greater patient and provider satisfaction

·      Improved patient outcomes

·      Decreased health-care costs

 
This month, RhPAP is asking about your understanding and experience with interprofessional care in your communities.  The intent is to understand if and how interprofessional teams are currently being used in Alberta communities.

We will share the survey results with our partners in health care.

This survey should take less than three minutes to complete.

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* 1. Are you a resident of Alberta?

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* 2. In you answered "Yes" to Question 1, in which Alberta Health Services zone do you live?

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AHS Zone Map

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* 3. Do you live in a rural or remote community with a population under 15,000?

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* 4. Are you currently working as a health professional (physician, nurse, nurse practitioner, midwife, or allied health-care professional)?

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* 5. How would you rate your own understanding of how different health professionals work together to deliver care?

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* 6. Are you aware of any interprofessional care teams or clinics in your community?

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* 7. If you answered "Yes" to Question 6, what services does the team provide? (ie. Primary care, rehabilitation, home-care, etc.)

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* 8. Have you received care from an interprofessional team in your community?

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* 9. If you answered "Yes" to Question 8, what health professionals have you received care from within the interprofessional team?  Select all that apply.

Please Note: Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual, or as required by law.

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