Grady C, Han H, Kim DH, Coderre-Ball AM, Alam N. Family physicians collaborating for health system integration: a scoping review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Jan 23;23(1):68. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-09063-w.
Summary of Findings: Thirty-two studies were included as eligible for this review. Three structural components were identified as critical to FPs’ successful participation in inter-organizational partnerships: (1) shared vision/values, (2) leadership by FPs, and (3) defined decision-making procedures. Also, three processes were identified: (1) effective communication, (2) a collective sense of motivation for change, and (3) relationships built on trust. Three theoretical frameworks provided insight into collaborative initiatives: (1) Social Identity Approach, (2) framework of interprofessional collaboration, and (3) competing values framework.