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Developing interprofessional collaboration: a longitudinal case of secondary prevention for patients with osteoporosis
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences. (Public Health, Nordic Health Promotion Community)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2249-3868
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences. (Public Health, Nordic Health Promotion Community)
Nordic School of Public Health. (Nordic School of Public Health)
2013 (English)In: / [ed] Haglund and Fosse, 2013Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore the development of interprofessional collaboration aiming to improve secondary prevention of osteoporosis by studying this topic expansively from the perspectives of different stakeholders. The method used was a longitudinal single case study with both qualitative and quantitative data sources. The findings elucidate that the bottom-up structure used triggers a freedom to act for the professionals and a changed leadership. Such an approach seems to make managers aware of the need for a horizontal organisational focus which, in this case, was crucial for developing interprofessional collaboration. Furthermore, the study shows that continuous feedback was central to motivate professionals to collaborate. Constructive feedback was created by interprofessional and patient-centered interaction skills, facilitated by confirming leadership promoting ability to recognise the efficacy of joint collaboration. The interprofessional collaboration resulted in an improved chain of care with increased transparency and collective control with benefits for both patients and providers. Outcomes at the system level showed an appreciable increase in patients investigated for osteoporosis: 88% were followed up in primary care and nearly half had improved their health behaviour. The implementation of a bottom-up structure where leaders and professionals are developing interdependency, measuring collective performance and using feedback loops generated, in this case, motivational forces for interprofessional collaboration. It is reasonable to assume that these findings could be transferable to similar health care settings.

 

Keywords: interprofessional collaboration, bottom-up approach, case study, secondary prevention and osteoporosis

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Public Health Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-34717DiVA: diva2:768626
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7th Nordic Health Promotion Conference (NHPC)Vestfold University College 17-19 june 2013
Note

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Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2013 (27) 161-170.

Available from: 2014-12-04 Created: 2014-12-04 Last updated: 2016-05-25Bibliographically approved

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