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Team-Based Care: New Model or Trojan Horse?

It is widely accepted that patient-centered team-based health care fosters efficient, equitable and economical health care. The ANA supports diverse health care teams with flexible leadership optimizing the unique abilities, training and expertise of each team member. But debate has ensued about who should lead and supervise the team. Large physician groups have resisted acknowledging that other health professionals such as nurses are equipped to lead a team and launched a campaign focused on "Physician-led team-based care."

This toolkit was created in response to organized medicine's campaign of "Physician-led team-based care," which has been used to halt Full Practice Authority (FPA) legislation in states and, more recently, in response to the VA's proposed rule to extend FPA to APRNs in the VA system.

Contained here are resources dedicated to promoting patient-centered team-based health care (in accordance with that advocated by the advanced practice nursing community.)

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