Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Demonstration Labs
Tools to Improve Primary Care-Specialty Care Referrals in VHA
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.