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Health Care Team Model Best For Patients And Health Care System

March 19, 2014

Ottawa, March 10, 2014 – Making interprofessional primary care (IPC) teams the standard model for delivery of primary health care services across Canada could help improve patient outcomes while reining in costs. Canada’s population is aging, prevalence of chronic conditions is growing and, in turn, demand for health care and health care costs are rising. IPC team care could save the health care system almost $3 billion in direct and indirect costs of diabetes and depression complications alone. Read More.