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Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Demonstration Labs

Tools to Improve Primary Care-Specialty Care Referrals in VHA


by Varsha Vimalananda, MD, MPH
Seminar date: 9/19/2018

Description: Referrals (i.e., consult requests) from primary care to specialty care are a critical first step in coordination of specialty care, but shortcomings are common. Dr. Vimalananda will present data from a national survey of VA medical specialists and discuss service agreements, referral templates, and e-consults and their association with referral quality. Intended audience: Researchers, clinicians, and managers with an interest in care coordination.



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