Teamwork in primary care: Perspectives of general practitioners and community nurses in Lithuania
- Autores: Jaruseviciene L, Jarusevicius G, Kontrimiene A, Lapão LV, Liseckiene I, Valius L
- Journal: BMC Family Practice
- Link: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/14/118
A team approach in primary care has proven benefits in achieving better outcomes, reducing health care costs, satisfying patient needs, ensuring continuity of care, increasing job satisfaction among health providers and using human health care resources more efficiently. However, some research indicates constraints in collaboration within primary health care (PHC) teams in Lithuania. The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of teamwork in Lithuania by exploring the experiences of teamwork by general practitioners (GPs) and community nurses (CNs) involved in PHC.