The benefits of collaborative practice

Collaborative-practiceCollaborative practice can improve:

  • Access to coordinated health-services
  • Appropriate use of specialist clinic resources
  • Health outcomes for people with chronic diseases
  • Patient care and safety

Collaborative practice can decrease:

  • Total patient complications
  • Length of hospital stay
  • Tension and conflict among caregivers
  • Staff turnover
  • Hospital admissions
  • Clinical error rates
  • Mortality rates

[1] World Health Organization (2010) Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice.