One of the main comments I have heard in the 15 plus years I have been involved in IPE is - where is the longtitudinal evidence that it works. There is lots of evidence that illustrates that without good interprofessional team working things can be a disaster eg - The Francis Report, Victoria Climbie inquiry, the Case of Baby P., Caleb Ness Inquiry etc But where is the positive evidence? There have been one or two articles over the years with attempts at longtitudial analysis but there is a need for more.
Is this something we could do as a group? Put together a survey for distribution? Collect evidence in our own countries/areas? Ideas would be appreciated.
Or have you already got longtitudinal evidence that IPE works? Have you published on it? Send details to this forum.