An interdisciplinary team is a group of healthcare professionals from various disciplines that work together to help patients with physical, psychological, social, and financial support. The term “multidisciplinary teams” is also used to mean the same thing.
The interdisciplinary team comes together so everyone knows the plan to help meet the patient’s individual needs. The team can involve professionals such as physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, occupational or physical therapists and dietitians.
This goal of this team is to improve communication among all the healthcare providers
and help to manage and organize care for patients. The key elements of team-based care are to provide comprehensive health services, involve at least two health professionals, and work on shared goals with patients within and across settings. The interdisciplinary team strives to achieve patient-centered care that is safe, effective, timely, efficient and equitable.