Women’s Health Outpatient Care Teams: Focus on Advanced Practice Providers

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Abstract

Team-based care in the outpatient women’s health setting has the potential to help alleviate the demand for women’s health care providers and to deliver improved quality of care to the growing population of US women. Although teamwork is necessary in the current health care system, most of the current obstetrics and gynecology and advanced practice provider (APP) workforce were not trained for collaborative practice. Core competencies for building an effective outpatient women’s health care team are explained and current evidence regarding the specific role of APPs in women’s health care is reviewed.

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