interdisciplinary team

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a group of people or units organized to do a task together.
interdisciplinary team a group of health care professionals from diverse fields who work in a coordinated fashion toward a common goal for the patient.
intraprofessional team a team of professionals who are all from the same profession, such as three physical therapists collaborating on the same case.
multidisciplinary team a team of professionals including representatives of different disciplines who coordinate the contributions of each profession, which are not considered to overlap, in order to improve patient care.
rehabilitation team the individuals involved in establishing a plan and goals for the achievement of a patient's maximum potential. The composition of the team will vary depending on the nature of the patient's problems; the patient is always included as a member of the rehabilitation team.
transdisciplinary team a team composed of members of a number of different professions cooperating across disciplines to improve patient care through practice or research.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·ter·dis·ci·pli·nar·y team

(intĕr-disi-pli-nar-ē tēm)
Group of dental professionals from various specialty disciplines who combine their expertise and resources to provide care.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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