Building high functioning clinical teams through quality improvement initiatives

Thomas P. O'Toole, Richard Cabral, Jonathan M. Blumen, Dawna A. Blake

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Background Team-based care has consistently been associated with improved clinical outcomes. However, strategies for promoting and sustaining a team-based approach in family medicine practice are more elusive. Methods We conducted a longitudinal time series cohort study of 30 primary care providers in seven practices to assess the sequential addition of three different chronic disease management feedback reports over 24 months, culminating in a teambased quality improvement intervention linked to feedback, assessing clinical performance and selfreported effectiveness. Results The proportion of patients at their low density lipoprotein target (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalQuality in Primary Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic disease management
  • Clinical performance
  • Medical home
  • Primary care
  • Teambased care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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