Background Delivering integrated team care is a major priority for many countries.
In Australia this is a component of the GP Super Clinic Program but it is
also a focus of the broader primary care sector. Explicit consideration of
human dynamics and team process is often absent from the move to
integrated team care.
Objective To provide a practical framework that will inform the development and
evaluation of integrated healthcare teams.
Discussion The Team Focused and Clinical Content Framework is an approach to
building integrated teams. This has the potential to be used to monitor
and evaluate team development and functioning. Both the framework
and clinical pathways provide practical tools for clinics to address the
need to build integration into teams.
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