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Healthcare 2015, 3(1), 146-161; doi:10.3390/healthcare3010146

Creating the Evidence through Comparative Effectiveness Research for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice by Deploying a National Intervention Network and a National Data Repository

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Academic Editor: Hector P. Rodriguez
Received: 22 December 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2015 / Published: 18 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovations in Measuring and Improving Patient Care Experiences)
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Background: There is currently a resurgence of interest in interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) and its potential to positively impact health outcomes at both the patient level and population level, healthcare delivery, and health professions education. This resurgence of interest led to the creation of the National Center on Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Education in October 2012. Methods: This paper describes three intertwined knowledge generation strategies of the National Center on Interprofessional Practice and Education: (1) the development of a Nexus Incubator Network, (2) the undertaking of comparative effectiveness research, and (3) the creation of a National Center Data Repository. Results: As these strategies are implemented over time they will result in the production of empirically grounded knowledge regarding the direction and scope of the impact, if any, of IPECP on well-defined health and healthcare outcomes including the possible improvement of the patient experience of care. Conclusions: Among the motivating factors for the National Center and the three strategies adopted and addressed herein is the need for rigorously produced, scientifically sound evidence regarding IPECP and whether or not it has the capacity to positively affect the patient experience of care, the health of populations, and the per capita cost of healthcare. View Full-Text
Keywords: National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education; Nexus incubator network; NCDR; intervention research; interprofessional education; collaborative practice; Nexus of Inquiry; comparative effectiveness research National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education; Nexus incubator network; NCDR; intervention research; interprofessional education; collaborative practice; Nexus of Inquiry; comparative effectiveness research
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Pechacek, J.; Cerra, F.; Brandt, B.; Lutfiyya, M.N.; Delaney, C. Creating the Evidence through Comparative Effectiveness Research for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice by Deploying a National Intervention Network and a National Data Repository. Healthcare 2015, 3, 146-161.

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