Do multidisciplinary integrated care pathways improve interprofessional collaboration?

  title={Do multidisciplinary integrated care pathways improve interprofessional collaboration?},
  author={Anita Atwal and Kay Caldwell},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  volume={16 4},
This paper reports on the evaluation stage of an action research project on interprofessional collaboration in discharge planning. Findings from interviews with health care professionals working in the acute sector had revealed concerns about discharge planning and multidisciplinary teamwork. In the United Kingdom the National Health Service (NHS) Plan has reinforced the need for an integrated approach to health care. Effective health care integration requires effective communication, teamwork… CONTINUE READING
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