Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 39, Issue 12, December 2010

Healthcare teams A practical framework for integration

Julie Hepworth John E Marley
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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.
To provide a practical framework that will inform the development and evaluation of integrated healthcare teams.
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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