Advantages & Weaknesses 2017-10-16T16:52:30+00:00
Level 1
Minimal Collaboration
Level 2
Basic Collaboration at a Distance
AdvantageAdvantage
•Each practice can make timely and autonomous decisions about care
•Readily understood as a practice model by patients and providers
•Maintains each practice’s basic operating structure, so change in not a disruptive factor
•Provides some coordination and information-sharing that is helpful to both patients
WeaknessWeakness
•Services may overlap, be duplicated or even work against each other
•Important aspects of care may not be addressed or take a long time to be diagnosed
•Sharing of information may not be systematic enough to effect overall patient care
•No guarantee that information will change plan or strategy of each provider
•Referrals may fail due to barriers, leading to patient and provider frustration