Donnelly C, Ashcroft R, Bobbette N, et al. Interprofessional primary care during COVID-19: a survey of the provider perspective. BMC Fam Pract. 2021;22(1):31. Published 2021 Feb 3. doi:10.1186/s12875-020-01366-9.
Summary of Findings:
The objective of the study was to describe the state of interprofessional health provider practice within Interprofessional Care (IPC) teams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results indicated that wait times to access team members were reported to have decreased. There has also been a shift in what IPC providers report as the most commonly seen conditions, with increases in visits related to mental health concerns, acute infections (including COVID-19), social isolation, and resource navigation. Respondents also reported a reduction in healthcare provision for multiple chronic conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pain.