IPC is the provision of comprehensive health services to patients by multiple health care professionals who work collaboratively together to deliver the best quality of care in every health care setting. Interprofessional care encompasses partnership, collaboration and a multi-disciplinary approach to enhancing care outcomes.
Based upon the complexity of the health issues faced by the patient, IPC describes the process by which multiple health professionals provide comprehensive health services that ensure high quality patient-centered care.
IPC occurs across the continuum of a patient's care with health professionals who agree to communicate and collaborate regardless of the context.
- Health Force Ontario Website
- Stakeholder Communique Winter 2007
- Analysis of IPC Stakeholder Consultation: March 19, 2007