Table 1

Description of the FHTs included in this study: N = 21.

WEST (N = 11)NORTH (N = 4)CENTRAL (N = 4)SOUTH (N = 2)
Median no. of sites (range)1 (1–7)2 (1–6)7 (1–19)1 (1–1)
Median no. of staff* (range)11 (6–46)13 (2–50)25.5 (5–156)9.5 (8–11)
Median no. of staff* hired since inception of FHT (range)10 (6–23)11 (1–50)16 (6–65)11 (9–13)
Governance, n
• Provider7120
• Mixed3310
• Community1012
Median no. of patients per physician (range)1572 (499–3200)1307 (765–1833)1863 (1000–2927)2716 (2100–3333)
No. of sites in operation for more than 1 year at time of study8132
Median no. EMR capabilities used (range)10 (6–12)9 (7–10)9.5 (7–11)8 (6–10)
Total no. of FHTs having monthly clinical and support staff meetings6030
Mean team climate inventory score, out of 5 (range)4.0 (2.6–4.2)3.9 (3.7–4.4)3.7 (3.6–3.8)3.8 (3.6–4.0)
  • EMR—electronic medical record, FHT—family health team.

  • * Health care professionals working on site.

  • Governance is divided into 3 categories: provider refers to health care professional–initiated and governed FHTs, community refers to community organization–initiated and governed FHTs, and mixed refers to a combination of provider- and community organization–initiated and governed FHTs.

  • Of a possible 22, including scheduling appointments, billing, within-clinic messaging, clinical notes, prescribing information (drug interactions, warnings, direct-to-pharmacy prescribing), laboratory or radiology requisitions, viewing laboratory and imaging results (history and follow-up notes), patient demographic information, patient problem lists, medications, disease registries, decision-support tools, queries, and reminders for guideline-based interventions.