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American College of Physicians committed to meeting needs of
patients through team-based model of care
Philadelphia, September 17, 2013 -- The American College of
Physicians (ACP) sets the framework for a team-based model of
health care in a new policy paper published today in the
peer-reviewed medical journal, Annals of Internal Medicine. ACP
offers more than a dozen principles to encourage and enable
clinicians to work together effectively in dynamic clinical care
teams. The policy paper,
Principles Supporting Dynamic Clinical Care Teams,
outlines a process for creating more nimble, adaptable partnerships
that encourage teamwork, collaboration, and smooth transitions of
responsibility to ensure the needs of patients are met at each step
of the way.
"We hope to encourage positive dialogue among all health care
professions to advance team-based and collaborative models that are
organized for the benefit and best interests of patients," said
Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, president of ACP. "In addition, regulatory
and payment polices must be aligned with, and support team-based
care models rather than creating barriers."
While reaffirming its support of the Joint
Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home in the paper,
ACP said it recognizes that the current model of health care
delivery will need to change to meet the coming demand of
"Internists are particularly well-qualified to care for adults
with complex illnesses and diagnostic challenges," Dr. Cooke said.
"Depending on their specific clinical needs and circumstances,
however, patients might appropriately be seen by other members of
the clinical care team with physicians being available for referral
or consultation as needed."
Highly-functioning teams typically assign responsibility and
authority for distinct organizational domains to the person or
persons most appropriate for the tasks required, the paper says.
Clinical care teams will vary in their composition depending on the
medical specialty (e.g., internal medicine or cardiology), the
clinical setting (inpatient, outpatient, small practice, large
institution) and will vary in their function depending on
leadership, institutional policies, available team members, even
individual talents and characteristics of specific team members.
Optimal effectiveness of clinical care teams requires a culture of
trust, shared goals, effective communication, and mutual respect
for the distinctive skills, contributions, and roles of each team
"These principles offer a framework for an evolving, updated
approach to health care delivery, providing policy guidance that
can be useful to clinical teams themselves in organizing their care
processes and clinician responsibilities consistent with
professionalism," Dr. Cooke pointed out.
The paper's principles cover four categories -- professionalism,
licensure, reimbursement, and research and include:
The American College of Physicians is the
largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest
physician group in the United States. ACP members include 137,000
internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists,
and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists
who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the
diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the
spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.
Annals of Internal Medicine is one of the most widely
cited peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, with a current
impact factor of 13.9. The journal has been published for 86 years.
It accepts only 7 percent of the original research studies
submitted for publication. Follow Annals on Twitter and Facebook.