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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(5 of more than 144 CARE COORDINATION focused publications)
- Connor KI, Siebens HC, Mittman BS, Ganz DA, Barry F, McNeese-Smith DK, Cheng EM, Vickrey BG. Implementation fidelity of a nurse-led RCT-tested complex intervention, care coordination for health promotion and activities in Parkinson's disease (CHAPS) in meeting challenges in care management. BMC neurology. 2022 Jan 24; 22(1):36.
- Duan-Porter W, Ullman K, Majeski B, Miake-Lye I, Diem S, Wilt TJ. Care Coordination Models and Tools-Systematic Review and Key Informant Interviews. Journal of general internal medicine. 2021 Oct 26.
- Berinstein JA, Cohen-Mekelburg SA, Greenberg GM, Wray D, Berry SK, Saini SD, Fendrick AM, Adams MA, Waljee AK, Higgins PDR. A Care Coordination Intervention Improves Symptoms But Not Charges in High-Risk Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2021 Aug 28.
- Penney LS, Bharath PS, Miake-Lye I, Leng M, Olmos-Ochoa TT, Finley EP, Chawla N, Barnard JM, Ganz DA. Toolkit and distance coaching strategies: a mixed methods evaluation of a trial to implement care coordination quality improvement projects in primary care. BMC health services research. 2021 Aug 14; 21(1):817.
- Apaydin EA, Rose DE, McClean MR, Yano EM, Shekelle PG, Nelson KM, Stockdale SE. Association between care coordination tasks with non-VA community care and VA PCP burnout: an analysis of a national, cross-sectional survey. BMC health services research. 2021 Aug 13; 21(1):809.
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(5 of more than 27 CARE COORDINATION focused publication briefs)
- Genetic Consultation Provided by VA Facilities or Centralized VA Virtual Care More Timely and Better Coordinated than Community Care Options
This study assessed care coordination and equity in the delivery of genetic care for the care models available to VA patients (i.e., VA-traditional, centralized VA-telehealth, and non-VA care). Findings showed that VA genetic care models – both traditional and centralized telehealth – had better care coordination than non-VA care. Veterans referred to non-VA care completed their consult only 57% o...
Date: April 11, 2022
- Specialized Primary Care Homes Effective in Treatment of Patients with Serious Mental Illness
This project studied the implementation and effectiveness of a primary care medical home specifically designed to improve the healthcare of Veterans with serious mental illness. SMI PACTs (Patient Aligned Care Teams) include a specialized, integrated team that can provide both primary and psychiatric care. Findings showed that a primary care medical home for Veterans with SMI can be safe and more ...
Date: April 5, 2022
- For High-Risk Veterans, Fragmented Care from Multiple Providers Does Not Increase Risk of Hospitalization and May Lower Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions
This longitudinal study sought to examine outpatient care fragmentation and its association with future hospitalization among Veterans at high risk for hospitalization. Findings showed that among this cohort, fragmented outpatient care did not increase Veterans’ likelihood of future admission and, in fact, was associated with a lower likelihood of hospitalization for ambulatory care-sensitive cond...
Date: February 18, 2022
- Reasons Why Women Veterans Leave or Stay in VA Healthcare
This study sought to characterize women Veterans’ decision-making related to departing from (attriting) or continuing to use VA – and to explore factors that help retain/attract women to the VA healthcare system. Women Veterans described complex reasons why they left or continued using VA, with cost and affordability playing an important role even in considerations of returning to VA after a long ...
Date: December 28, 2021
- Veterans Using VA and Non-VA Care Experience More Healthcare “Hassles” than Veterans Using VA Care Only
Investigators in this study compared “hassles” experienced by Veterans receiving VA healthcare only versus those receiving dual care from both VA and non-VA community providers. Findings showed that dual-care users experienced more hassles than VA-only users (average 5.5 vs. 4.3 hassles). The overall number of reported hassles ranged from 0 to 16, with 79% of Veterans reporting that they experienc...
Date: May 7, 2020
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( 5 of more than 31 CARE COORDINATION focused projects
|| Patient Experience of Specialty Care Coordination under the MISSION Act
|| Impacts of the Electronic Health Record Modernization on Women''s Health Care Coordination: A Qualitative Investigation
|| Care Coordination and Outcomes for High Risk Patients: Building the Evidence for Implementation
|| Women Veteran''s Satisfaction with the Maternity Benefit, Maternity Care Coordination, and Barriers to Care
|| Evaluating Care Coordination for Community Hospitalized Veterans to Improve Outcomes in Dual Use (ECHOeD)
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Community Care Mammograms: Care Coordination Barriers and Facilitators and Clinical Informatics Solutions
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Patient Care Assessment System (PCAS) 2022 Update
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The Influence of Facilitation on Care Coordination in VA Primary Care: Evaluation of the CTAC Quality Improvement Project
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