Military Interprofessional Healthcare Teams: Identifying the Characteristics That Support Success

Lara Varpio, Karlen S. Bader-Larsen, Steven J. Durning, Anthony Artino, Meghan K. Hamwey, Danette F. Cruthirds, Holly S. Meyer

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Military interprofessional healthcare teams (MIHTs) are foundational to the care provided to military members and their families. However, to date, very little research has investigated MIHTs. Notably, we have few insights into what distinguishes successful MIHTs. This manuscript presents findings from a program of research that was carried out to address this gap. We review what is known about MIHTs to date and the Uniformed Services University's (USU) focused efforts to ensure that greater understanding of MIHTs was developed. We provide an overview of the USU-supported research and of the findings that were generated by that inquiry. After summarizing the manuscripts included in this special edition of Military Medicine, we close by acknowledging and thanking key members of the U.S. military healthcare system who supported this research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMilitary Medicine
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes


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