Journal Article
Review

The complexity, diversity, and science of primary care teams.

Fiscella K, McDaniel SH. The American psychologist. 2018;73:451-467.

Teamwork is an important element of safe care delivery. This review explores the evidence on the role of teams in ambulatory care, innovations in primary care teamwork models, and barriers to success. The authors offer recommendations to encourage team development in primary care, including defining team competencies, providing team training opportunities specific to ambulatory care, and adjusting care payment mechanisms.