Team effectiveness in primary care networks in Alberta

Healthc Q. 2010;13(3):33-8. doi: 10.12927/hcq.2010.21813.


Primary care networks (PCNs) are interdisciplinary programs in a geographical area that are designed to improve patient care, team collaboration and appropriate resource allocation. They are one of government's approaches to delivering quality healthcare with finite resources. The primary objective of this study was to explore the level of perceived team effectiveness in PCNs within three former health regions in Alberta. A descriptive, cross-sectional, exploratory, semi-structured questionnaire study design was employed. Respondents identified five themes for strategies to improve team effectiveness. Although many factors and strategies were identified, more work is needed to explore the study's findings.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alberta
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Efficiency, Organizational*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires