Table 1

Expected outcomes of interdisciplinary programs, by percentage and number of total respondents with interdisciplinary programs (N=23)

OutcomePercentage (N)
More efficient patient treatment96% (22)
Team-building skills83% (19)
Improved treatment outcomes83% (19)
Reduction in patient complaints48% (11)
Other13% (3)
  • Note: “Other” responses were “learn about each other’s professions and respect for each other’s knowledge base”; “residents gain knowledge of other specialty treatment techniques, thus increasing their overall knowledge level”; and “residents learn interdisciplinary communication skills that will help them in future practice.”