The Value Initiative Issue Brief: Team-based Care Creates Value

To better support patients and their families through an acute or chronic illness, hospitals are adopting team-based models of care that encompass patients’ medical and social needs across the care continuum. Team-based care is a promising, low-tech approach that allows health care workers from varying professional disciplines to provide customized, patient-centered care to manage the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of their patients. This issue brief also highlights AHA Team Training and discusses how hospitals have utilized care teams during the COVID-19 pandemic.