Interdisciplinary approach to care creates sense of community, benefits patients and providers

As clinical care becomes more complex, providing patient-centred care relies increasingly on coordinated interdisciplinary teamwork. Aiming to maintain a stable culture focused on longitudinal, relationship-based care, the Fairmont Family Practice in Vancouver is an interdisciplinary clinic operating under a population-based funding model. This model enables the practice to work with eight physicians, two nurse practitioners, two visiting psychiatrists, and a nutritionist.

The providers work as a team to plan each patient’s care and to share responsibility for all of their primary care needs. To ensure seamless care within the practice, doctors treating colleagues’ patients share detailed notes using their EMR system.

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