While the need for interprofessional collaboration to meet patient needs was identified over a century ago (Cabot, 1909), the goal remains unmet. Though interprofessional collaboration has been identified as a requisite component of high quality healthcare (Greiner & Knebel, 2003; O'Neil, 1998), poor communication and a lack of teamwork remain leading barriers to quality and safety improvement. The IOM (2003) report, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health Care System” posits that improved interprofessional collaboration is essential given the complexity of patients' healthcare needs and the range of healthcare professionals within and between organizations.
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