In today's complex and changing health care, the patient's needs cannot all be met by one professional acting in isolation. The patient must have the opportunity to move around, with care and responsibility shared within teams and across organisational boundaries.
This book looks at the organisational context of shared care and the issues of boundary management. Concepts of knowledge and time in relation to shared care are also explored.
Pritchard P and Hughes J (1995) Shared care: The future imperative. Nuffield Trust.