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Benefits of TOH IPMPC©

Why should health-care professionals enhance their work in inter-professional teams?

When health-care professionals work together, they make better use of their skills and knowledge and they are able to coordinate care more effectively according to patients’ needs. As a result, patients receive higher quality care.

including patients and their families?

  • Patients and their families will be better informed about options and outcomes relevant to their health status. They will be more involved as team members making decisions about their care.
  • Through enhanced information sharing across the care settings, TOH IPMPC© will help facilitate patients’ seamless navigation of the health-care system and better transition to and from the community.
  • Each member of the team will know the roles of the other team members and will be able to clearly identify everyone’s area of responsibility.
  • Each member of the team will be able to work to full scope of practice
  • The Model emphasizes continuity of care and makes it possible for health-care team members to have greater knowledge of the plan of care for their patients.

What will TOH Inter-Professional Model of Patient Care© do for patients?

Studies have shown, and we expect that the Model will lead to:

  • Enhanced patient safety 5
  • Enhanced patient satisfaction 1, 4, 5
  • Increased quality of care 2
  • Increased coordination of care 2, 4
  • Fewer and shorter delays in treatment 5

What will TOH Inter-Professional Model of Patient Care© do for health-care professionals?

Studies have shown, and we expect that the Model will lead to:

  • Enhanced staff satisfaction (increased well-being, decreased turnover) 2, 4, 5
  • Greater role clarity 4, 6, 7
  • Increased communication among the team 3
  • Increased efficiency 5
  • Decreased staff stress 5
  • Enhanced full scope of practice 6, 7 (Reference)

 

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Last updated on: June 20th, 2017