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The effectiveness of interprofessional education: key findings from a new systematic review.
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PMID:  20178425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the past decade systematic reviews of interprofessional education (IPE) have provided a more informed understanding of the effects of this type of education. This paper contributes to this literature by reporting an update of a Cochrane systematic review published in this journal ten years ago (Zwarenstein et al., 1999 ). In updating this initial review, our current work involved searches of a number of electronic databases from 1999-2006, as well as reference lists, books, conference proceedings and websites. Like the previous review, only studies which employed randomized controlled trials, controlled-before and-after-studies and interrupted time series studies of IPE, and that reported validated professional practice and health care outcomes, were included. While the first review found no studies which met its inclusion criteria, the updated review located six IPE studies. This paper aims to add to the ongoing development of evidence for IPE. Despite some useful progress being made in relation to strengthening the evidence base for IPE, the paper concludes by stressing that further rigorous mixed method studies of IPE are needed to provide a greater clarity of IPE and its effects on professional practice and patient/client care.
Scott Reeves; Merrick Zwarenstein; Joanne Goldman; Hugh Barr; Della Freeth; Ivan Koppel; Marilyn Hammick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interprofessional care     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1469-9567     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interprof Care     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-14     Completed Date:  2010-07-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205811     Medline TA:  J Interprof Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute & Centre for Faculty Development, St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Curriculum / standards
Health Personnel / education*
Interdisciplinary Communication*
Program Evaluation

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