Evidence-based development in nurse-led interprofessional teams

Nurs Manag (Harrow). 2015 Jun;22(3):35-40. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.3.35.e1332.


Team-based care is often described as the best way to provide health care. However the effective use of teams in primary care is not yet prevalent in the US and nurse-led interprofessional collaborative teams are rare. Over the past three years the US Department of Health and Human Services has put great emphasis on the development of nurse-led interprofessional teams and this article describes the development of one such team in a primary care setting and the evidence base behind it.

Keywords: Framework for Development of Interprofessional Education Values and Core Competencies; interprofessional collaborative practice; nurse-led teams; team development measures.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Evidence-Based Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Leadership*
  • Nurse's Role*
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • United States