Assessment of Collaboration in US Health Care Delivery: A Perspective from Systems Theory
Abbreviated Journal Title
Soc. Work Public Health
Collaboration; health care; systems theory; United States; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; Social Work
This analysis applies the core principles of systems theory to health care delivery in the United States. Particularly examined is the role of collaboration between health care agencies/organizations in the United States. This includes cooperation and teamwork among health professionals (i.e., nurses, technicians, physicians, and laboratory staff). By and large, systems theory posits that (a) all singular units within a system are interconnected and (b) the whole is more than the sum of its parts. This analysis identifies areas within the U.S. public health system where it is essential to embody elements of cooperation and collaboration, not only to bolster physical and financial support, but also to ensure a substantial impact within the community.
Social Work in Public Health
"Assessment of Collaboration in US Health Care Delivery: A Perspective from Systems Theory" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5821.