PACT is a team-based model of care in which a team of health professionals, led by a provider, works collaboratively with the patient to provide for all of the patient's healthcare needs—or appropriately coordinates care with other qualified professionals. Issues being studied include methods of improving care coordination, how to automate point-of-care delivery, and point-of-care health literacy dissemination.
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Cordasco KM. The ED-PACT Tool: Communicating Veterans' Care Needs After ED Visits. Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Demonstration Labs [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2017 Dec 20.
Edwards S, Kim L, Stockdale S. The Role of Practice Environment on PACT Provider and Staff Burnout: Implications for Leadership Support, Interprofessional Collaboration, and Patient Experience. Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Demonstration Labs [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2017 Jul 24.
Hecht MI, Hanks D, Nelson KM. Short Video-06: VA HSR&D Investigator Insights: Evaluating VAs Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Model. 2017 Jul 1. 7 (6). Available from: https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/news/video/view.cfm?ID=39.
VA Experience with Implementing Intensive Primary Care Programs for Veterans at Highest Risk This case study describes VA’s experience with implementing intensive primary care programs, as well as the program elements that appear to be necessary to meet the complex care needs of these high-risk Veterans. Findings showed that the PACT Intensive Management program (PIM) has been successfully implemented for more than three years at five demonstration sites in the VA healthcare system. The P...
Date: October 25, 2017
Impact of Intensive BP Therapy on Patient-Reported Outcomes This randomized controlled trial compared two strategies for managing systolic blood pressure (SBP) in older adults with hypertension – an intensive strategy with an SBP target of <120 mmHg versus a standard care strategy targeting <140 mmHg – and whether such intensive therapy affects patient-reported outcomes. Findings showed that intensive therapy resulted in a 14.8 mmHg lower blood pressure co...
Date: August 24, 2017
Effects of Cannabis among Adults with Chronic Pain This systematic review assesses the efficacy of cannabis for treating chronic pain, and provides a broad overview of the short- and long-term physical and mental health effects of cannabis use in chronic pain and general patient populations. Overall, investigators found low-strength evidence that cannabis may improve pain in some patients with neuropathic pain and insufficient evidence to characte...
Date: August 5, 2017
A Positive Psychological Intervention Improves Outcomes for Veterans with Knee or Hip Osteoarthritis This study sought to determine whether patients randomized to a program designed to boost positive affect and develop positive psychological skills (e.g., gratitude and kindness) would report greater improvements over time in osteoarthritis (OA) symptom severity and measures of psychosocial well-being compared with patients randomized to a neutral control program. Findings showed that the 6-week p...
VISN 4's Center for Evaluation of PACT (CEPACT) is one of four Demonstration Labs funded by VA and HSR&D to evaluate the implementation of the Patient-Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. Read about research and leadership highlights from FY2010 through FY2014 in these CEPACT Fact Sheets. For more information, visit the CEPACT website at http://www.visn4.va.gov/VISN4/CEPACT/index.asp.
Learn more about the research being conducted within HSR&D's PACT CREATE (Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence) initiative.
To find tools, resources, and more information about various aspects of the PACT model, visit the VA's Office of Patient Care Services PACT website.