Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (03/02/23) Bawab, Noura; Moullin, Joanna; Jotterand, Sébastien; et al.
Researchers evaluated the Siscare support program for building interprofessional collaborative practices in treating primary care patients with type 2 diabetes. The program highlighted interprofessionality across four progressive levels of interrelationship practices between healthcare professionals, targeting 10 patients per pharmacy among 20 pharmacies. Stakeholders recognized Siscare prior to the establishment of an interprofessional steering committee, and then 41 of 47 pharmacies adopted the program in April 2016. The program was presented by 19 pharmacies at 43 meetings with 115 physician attendees, and 27 pharmacies included 212 patients. The primary form of collaboration was unidirectional communication from pharmacist to physician, with some bidirectional sharing and concerted measurement of treatment goals. The program was accepted by pharmacists, patients and physicians; however, the authors note there were financial- and information technology-related obstacles to collaborative practice that merit further investigation. "Interprofessional collaboration is a clear need to improve type 2 diabetes adherence and outcomes," they conclude.