Programs & Initiatives in Health Care – Team-based Care

Programs & Initiatives in Health Care
Team-based Care

About Team-based care

Managing complex conditions like diabetes or heart disease requires a wide range of knowledge and expertise. Team-based care is a patient-centered approach where the primary care physician serves as the coordinator, and other health care professionals offer support as team members. The care team may include:

Evidence supports team-based care, showing:

  • Photo of a team of healthcare workersImproved quality of care and use of evidence-based guidelines
  • Better patient engagement and treatment adherence
  • Improved blood pressure control
  • Improved diabetes management that can lower the risk for diabetes complications
  • Better medication management, patient follow-up and self-management support