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Analysis of Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Primary Healthcare: The Chilean Case

  • Cecilia Saint-PierreEmail author
  • Valeria Herskovic
  • Marcos Sepúlveda
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10391)

Abstract

Around 10% of the population suffers from diabetes, and this percentage is expected to rise. Healthcare guidelines propose a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach for treatment. However, there is little data to understand whether healthcare professionals are actually collaborating and how this collaboration takes place. We analyzed 4 years of data from 3 healthcare centers in Chile, corresponding to 2,838 patients. Patients were classified according to the composition of the healthcare team into four categories: highly multidisciplinary teams, specialized teams, physician-nurse centered teams, and non-collaborative treatment. Our results show that team prevalence is related to patient and healthcare center characteristics.

Keywords

Collaboration Multidisciplinary Primary care Diabetes 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This paper was partially funded by CONICYT-PCHA/Doctorado Nacional/2016-21161705 and CONICYT-FONDECYT/1150365 (Chile). We would like to thank Áncora UC Primary healthcare centers for their help with this research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Saint-Pierre
    • 1
    Email author
  • Valeria Herskovic
    • 1
  • Marcos Sepúlveda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencePontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

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