Implementing Primary Care Teams: Why and How

Resource: Implementing Care Teams (PDF, 862 KB, 17 pages)

Part of an AHRQ curriculum used to train practice facilitators, this resource describes the rationale for primary care practices to switch to care teams, describes how teams function, and provides implementation tips. By helping practices understand how to spread workload and shift job responsibilities, this resource supports Key Driver 4: Create and support high functioning teams to deliver high-quality evidence-based care. Although addressed to practice facilitators, this resource contains valuable information for practices working to improve quality on their own.

Institution of origin: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Author(s): Knox L, Brach C

Acknowledgements: This document is part of AHRQ’s Primary Care Practice Facilitation Curriculum, available at:

Publication date: September 2015

Page last reviewed November 2018
Page originally created October 2018
Internet Citation: Implementing Primary Care Teams: Why and How. Content last reviewed November 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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