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Sullivan JL, Shin MH, Adjognon OL, Shay K, Harvey K, Intrator O, Yaksic E, Moye J, Solimeo S. Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Teams in Department of Veterans Affairs: How Are They Structured?. Geriatrics (Basel, Switzerland). 2018 Sep 1; 3(3):46.
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Abstract: Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Teams (GeriPACT) were implemented in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (i.e., Patient-Centered Medical Homes for older adults) to provide high quality coordinated care to older adults with more risk of negative health and psychosocial outcomes. The objectives of this paper are: (1) to present data on GeriPACT structural characteristics; and (2) to examine a composite measure of GeriPACT model consistency. We utilized a web survey targeting 71 physician leads resulting in a 62% response rate. We found GeriPACTs employed a range of staffing, empanelment, clinic space, and patient assignment practices. The mean value of the GeriPACT consistency measure was 2.03 (range: 1-4) and 6.3% of facilities were considered consistent to the GeriPACT model. We observed large variation in GeriPACT structure and in model consistency. More research is needed to understand how these variations are related to processes and outcomes of care.