Research efforts are a critical part of advancing primary care. Whether those efforts are focused on clinical care, healthcare services, or payment reform, the research is essential in furthering the Shared Principles of Primary Care. In addition, the research can help build a base of proven data, showing that improving the quality and patient-centeredness of primary care lead to better health outcomes. 


Some of the recent research efforts include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary care investment at the state level
  • EHR 
  • Social support


Health Innovation Program, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Network for Research Support | September 2018
American Psychological Association | , Center for Psychology and Health | September 2018
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative | July 2017
RTI International | February 2016
This research showed that patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices had higher continuity of care and lower total costs than non-PCMH practices. The study concluded that care continuity is a great driver of cost reductions.

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