Author: Francis Diaz MOT
Rising healthcare costs are unsustainable for a publicly funded healthcare system such as Manitoba’s, necessitating a search for cost-effective solutions. This article presents a brief literature review on the cost-effectiveness of interprofessional collaboration (IPC), which is one potential solution to rising healthcare costs. The review demonstrates that IPC is a cost-effective method of managing acute and chronic health conditions, and could lead to reduced emergency department visits and shorter hospital stays.
Keywords: interprofessional collaboration, healthcare costs, joint practice