Bedside Care Teams: 6 Guiding Principles

The U.S. healthcare system is in the midst of numerous, significant changes.

In 2014, millions of people will gain health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The U.S. population is aging and therefore requires an increasing amount of treatment. The healthcare system is shifting from fee-for-service payments to value-based reimbursement. In light of the healthcare system's transformation, the traditional bedside care team may no longer be the best or even a plausible approach to care, according to the American Hospital Association.

The AHA recently convened a roundtable of experts to discuss how the bedside care team should be reconfigured to meet the shifting needs of the U.S. population. The composition and focus of the group of clinicians who administer bedside treatment will need to change significantly in line with the transforming healthcare system.

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