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Care Coordination

Patients with complex healthcare concerns may receive care from a primary care physician, a visiting nurse, or a range of specialists. Coordinating that care can be challenging for patients and caregivers alike. Within VA, the goals of care coordination research are to understand those factors that contribute to effectively organized patient care and the sharing of information among all of a patient's caregivers. Ideally, care coordination research results in evidence that helps healthcare systems and providers achieve safer, higher quality, and more effective care for our nation's Veterans.

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Citations

(5 of more than 118 CARE COORDINATION focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 21 CARE COORDINATION focused publication briefs)

  • JGIM Supplement Features VA Research on Care Coordination Both within VA and with Non-VA Healthcare Providers
    In March 2018, a state-of-the-art (SOTA) conference on care coordination was jointly planned by VA HSR&D and the Offices of Primary Care, Community Care, Nursing Services, and Care Management and Social Work. The SOTA was organized into three workgroups: 1) measures and models of care coordination; 2) care coordination within the VA system; and 3) care coordination between VA and non-VA providers ...
    Date: May 1, 2019
  • Effect of Intensive Primary Care on Patient Experience Outcomes
    To address the gap in evidence about patient experiences with intensive primary care, study investigators conducted a survey of Veterans in a five-site randomized trial of intensive primary care in the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that augmenting VA’s patient-centered medical home with intensive primary care had a modestly positive influence on high-risk patients’ experiences with care co...
    Date: May 1, 2019
  • Receipt of Opioid Prescriptions from Both VA and Medicare Associated with Greater Likelihood of Overdose Death
    This study assessed the association between dual receipt of opioid prescriptions from VA and Medicare Part D and prescription opioid overdose death among Veterans enrolled in both VA and Part D. Findings showed that receipt of opioid prescriptions from both VA and Part D was associated with 2-3 times greater odds of overdose death than among Veterans receiving opioids from VA or Part D only. Dual ...
    Date: March 12, 2019
  • Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Use Disorder Highly Variable across VA Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
    Pharmacotherapy, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, is both efficacious and cost-effective for treating opioid use disorder (OUD), however it is infrequently prescribed in VA. Investigators in this study sought to describe barriers to and facilitators of pharmacotherapy provided to a national cohort of VA patients with OUD in VA residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment p...
    Date: November 1, 2018
  • High-Risk Veterans with Access to Primary Care Intensive Management Receive Increased Outpatient Care without Increased Cost
    Intensive Management (IM) models aim to proactively reduce complex patients’ deteriorations in health and resultant high-cost hospitalizations through interdisciplinary teams, care coordination, and support for care transitions. This study evaluated the impact of outpatient primary care IM programs on health care utilization and cost at five VA medical centers. Findings showed that Veterans receiv...
    Date: June 19, 2018

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Studies

( 5 of more than 27 CARE COORDINATION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 17-113 Evaluating Care Coordination for Community Hospitalized Veterans to Improve Outcomes in Dual Use (ECHOeD) Axon, Robert 2019-03-01
SDR 18-321 Care Coordination and Outcomes in the VA Expanded Choice Program Hynes, Denise 2018-10-01
IIR 16-291 Precision Medicine Care Coordination in the Veterans Health Administration Scheuner, Maren 2018-02-01
IIR 15-316 Care Coordination for High-Risk Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions Zulman, Donna 2018-01-01
PPO 15-185 Cancer Care Coordination Haggstrom, David 2017-10-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

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Date Title Presenter(s)
6/20/2019 Development of a Patient Reported Measures Display and Implementation across VA Salt Lake City Patel, Shardool  
Butler, Jorie  
4/17/2019 Patient Care Assessment System (PCAS) 2019 Update: Opening Our Door for All VA Care Providers Box, Tamara  
9/19/2018 Tools to Improve Primary Care-Specialty Care Referrals in VHA Vimalananda, Varsha  
4/17/2018 Lessons Learned: Examining the Association of My HealtheVet, Healthcare Utilization, and Costs Smith, Bridget  
6/2/2015 HSR&D Award Recipient: Best Research Paper of the Year Award Lecture on Measuring the patient centered medical home at VHA; development of the PACT Implementation Progress Index (PI2) Nelson, Karin  

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