Multidisciplinary Team Working in Rehabilitation Medicine: Advantages and challenges

J Pak Med Assoc. 2024 Feb;74(2):409-412. doi: 10.47391/JPMA.24-13.


Healthcare is delivered in a very complicated environment where numerous variables affect the patient related outcomes. A multidisciplinary team that places a high priority on patient satisfaction and healthcare quality can help to simplify and manage the environment of complex healthcare delivery. The foundation of rehabilitation treatments is a multidisciplinary team approach to provide interventions and care for the patients. Regardless of the population studied, multidisciplinary rehabilitation has been shown to be more effective than therapy delivered by individual therapists in a number of different populations. Due to the patient's complex impairments, a team-based approach is necessary for assessments and facilitates coordinated care planning in the rehabilitation settings. The aim of this paper is to offer a narrative review of the advantages and challenges of multidisciplinary team working. The key components of teamwork in rehabilitation are the individualization of patient care and effective team communication.

Keywords: Multidisciplinary; Teams; Rehabilitation; Outcomes; Challenges..

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine*