Research

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

Resources

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana | October 2015
JAMA Internal Medicine | September 2015
This study looks at how accountable care organizations (ACOs) improve healthcare efficiency by decreasing the provision of low-value care that provides minimal clinical benefits. It concluded that these type of risk-contracts may discourage use of low-value services and lead to more high-value care.
American Journal of Managed Care | September 2015
This study looks at the impact that the utilization of comprehensive care coordinators (CCCs) in primary care settings has on emergency department use. They found that CCCs effectively reduced ED use and could be used as a cost-effective and scalable method of care coordination.
Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance | August 2015

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