Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT)
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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(5 of more than 117 PACT focused publications)
- Solimeo SL, Steffen MJA, Gardner EE, Adjognon O, Shin MH, Moye J, Sullivan JL. Using the PACT Resources Framework to Understand the Needs of Geriatric Primary Care Teams. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2020 May 7.
- Chang ET, Stockdale SE. What do Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Need to Improve Care for Patients at High-risk for Hospitalization or Mortality? Results from the PACT Intensive Management Evaluation. Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Demonstration Labs [Cyberseminar]. VA HSR&D. 2019 May 15.
- Cordasco KM, Saifu HN, Song HS, Hsiao JJ, Khafaf M, Doyle B, Rubenstein LV, Chrystal JG, Bharath P, Ganz DA. The ED-PACT Tool Initiative: Communicating Veterans' Care Needs After Emergency Department Visits. Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. 2019 Apr 12.
- Jones AL, Hausmann LRM, Kertesz SG, Suo Y, Cashy JP, Mor MK, Pettey WBP, Schaefer JH, Gordon AJ, Gundlapalli AV. Providing Positive Primary Care Experiences for Homeless Veterans Through Tailored Medical Homes: The Veterans Health Administration's Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams. Medical care. 2019 Apr 1; 57(4):270-278.
- Adams AL, Cadle RM, Amspoker A, Martin L, Wilmer SR, Fernandez JM, Pereira CE, Shah RM, Woodard LD, Hatfield CL. Preliminary evaluation of pharmacy resident integration within an academic interprofessional patient aligned care team at a Veterans Affairs Academic Medical Center. Journal of interprofessional education & practice. 2019 Mar 8; 15(2019):55-59.
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(5 of more than 130 PACT focused publication briefs)
- VA Patients Have Fewer Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations Post-Chemotherapy than Medicare Patients
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new quality measure to reduce potentially avoidable hospital admissions among patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy. In this study, investigators used this CMS measure to compare the quality of care received by chemotherapy patients treated through traditional Fee-for-Service Medicare versus VA, using a cohort of dually-enrolled ...
Date: July 15, 2020
- Both PTSD Symptoms and Moral Injury are Associated with Adverse Perinatal Outcomes among Women Veterans
This longitudinal study is the first to examine the impact of PTSD symptoms and moral injury on adverse perinatal outcomes among women who became pregnant in the first three years after separating from military service. Findings showed that after adjusting for age, racial/ethnic minority status, socioeconomic status, and lifetime trauma, both PTSD symptoms and moral injury were associated with adv...
Date: June 1, 2020
- Possible Impact of Measures to Curb COVID-19 Spread on Suicide Prevention Efforts
Social distancing and other public health actions intended to curb the spread of COVID-19 have the potential for adverse outcomes on suicide risk. However, concerns about negative secondary outcomes of COVID-19 prevention efforts should not imply that that these public health actions should not be taken. Implementation should include a comprehensive approach that considers the public health priori...
Date: April 10, 2020
- Embedding Social Workers in VA Primary Care Teams Reduces Emergency Department Visits
In 2016, VA’s National Social Work Program initiated the Social Work Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Staffing Program, which provided funding from the Office of Rural Health for PACT social workers to serve Veterans living in rural areas. This study evaluated the impact of this program on Veterans who had at least one primary care visit between October 2016 and June 2019 at one of 93 VA outpatien...
Date: April 1, 2020
- Veterans Reveal Positive Aspects of Routine VA Pain Screening
Using data from a study that evaluated a strategy to improve the use of the “5th Vital Sign” of pain in primary care, investigators identified 36 Veterans from five primary care clinics and three VA healthcare systems who were interviewed about pain screening. Generally, Veterans believed that routine pain screening is positive. Findings revealed five themes that summarize Veterans’ experience and...
Date: March 6, 2020
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( 5 of more than 80 PACT focused projects
|| An Effectiveness Trial of the Triage Algorithm for PACT Pharmacy Services
|| Engaging Veterans and Family Supporters in PACT to Improve Diabetes Management
|| Linking Clinician Interaction and Coordination to Clinical Performance in VA PACT
|| Using Peer Mentors to Support PACT Team Efforts to Improve Diabetes Control
|| Integrating HIV Care in VA: Extending PACT Principles to Specialty Care
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