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


Oregon Health Authority | June 2015
Minnesota Department of Human Resources | June 2015
American Journal of Managed Care | June 2015
This study researched primary care teams and their impact on care transitions. It found that practices with strong physician leadership had improved team functioning in care transitions. Conclusions of the study suggested that healthcare reform efforts that emphasize integrated care teams will lead to enhanced teamwork and improved transitions, which will help to achieve the quadruple aim.

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Outcomes & Evaluation

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