Teamworking is best developed in Utrecht partly because team members are recruited and employed by a single organization. This has enabled a more careful process of selection and team composition than in Amsterdam, where a delegation approach entailed fragmentation as well as the risk of divided loyalty between team and mother organization. In addition, while the development of interprofessional teamwork in Utrecht is served by certain structures, teams in Amsterdam have suffered from an imbalance between freedom and structure, causing insecurity amongst staff and reduced chances of interprofessional integration. Despite the apparent success of the Utrecht model of interprofessional teamworking, interprofessional collaboration across team boundaries might suffer from the fact that teams in Utrecht, unlike in Amsterdam, do not comprise representatives of relevant partner organizations.
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