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Interprofessional collaborative practice is strong in young health professionals: evidence from an Italian Winter School attended by hospital pharmacists and internal medicine physicians
  1. Laura Camuffo1,
  2. Daniele Mengato1,
  3. Alessandro Nobili2,
  4. Paola Santalucia3,
  5. Marco Proietti4,
  6. Francesca Venturini1,5
  1. 1Hospital Pharmacy Department, Azienda Ospedale – Università Padova, Padova, Italy
  2. 2Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy
  3. 3Società Italiana di Simulazione in Medicina (SIMMED), Naples, Italy
  4. 4Società Italiana di Medicina Interna (SIMI), Rome, Lazio, Italy
  5. 5SIFaCT, Società Italiana di Farmacia Clinica e Terapia, Torino, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Laura Camuffo, Hospital Pharmacy Department, Padua University Hospital, Padova, Veneto, Italy; laura.camuffo{at}

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Interprofessional education occurs when students from different professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective interprofessional collaborative practice and improve health outcomes.1 Different instruments have been developed and validated to assess the impact of interprofessional education. The Student Perceptions Interprofessional Clinical Education Revised (SPICE-R) was demonstrated to be a reliable instrument for measuring healthcare students’ perceptions regarding interprofessional collaborative practice.2 SPICE-R consists of a 10-item questionnaire, with response options ranging from score 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) and dwelling on three factors: interprofessional teamwork and team-based practice, roles and responsibilities for collaborative practice, and patient outcomes from collaborative practice.

In a 3-day interprofessional Winter School promoted in 2022 by the Italian Society of Internal Medicine (SIMI), the …

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  • Correction notice This paper has been amended since it was first published. The affiliations have been updated.

  • Contributors FV conceived and planned the idea. LC wrote the manuscript with support from DM. AN, MP and PS provided critical feedback to the project.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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