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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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Citations

(5 of more than 118 PACT focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 145 PACT focused publication briefs)


  • Predictive Tool Associated with 22% Lower Odds of All-Cause Mortality among High-Risk Veterans Taking Opioids
    In 2018, VA mandated a case review intervention that targeted patients who had been prescribed opioid analgesics and who were at high risk of adverse outcomes. The Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM), a provider-facing dashboard that uses predictive analytics to stratify patients prescribed opioids based on their risk for overdose/suicide, was developed to identify these patient...
    Date: May 2, 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
  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare Workers and First Responders
    This study examined the relationships between COVID-19 related occupational stressors, psychiatric symptoms, and occupational outcomes (likelihood of leaving current field and occupational functioning). Findings showed high levels of psychiatric symptoms and distress in healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Half of the healthcare workers in this study – and 59% of all nurses – indicated...
    Date: December 16, 2021
  • Examining the Investment in Caring for High-Needs Patients
    Since 2013, VA has invested more than $22 million in fostering and testing interventions within patient-centered medical homes at five demonstration sites to improve care for Veterans at highest risk for hospitalizations or death. In this commentary, VA authors involved in this project, known as the VA PACT Intensive Management program, reflect on lessons learned about improving care for this popu...
    Date: September 10, 2021
  • Brief Training Increases Discussions between VA Providers and Veterans on Firearm Safety to Reduce Suicide
    This study evaluated the impact of a one-hour educational seminar for VA clinicians on lethal means safety, “A Public Health Approach to Talking About Firearms and Death by Suicide.” Findings showed that the webinar was effective in providing clinicians with the skills to talk with Veterans about firearm safety, and it continued to impact their practice four months after training. After the traini...
    Date: July 1, 2021

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Studies

( 5 of more than 81 PACT focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 14-073 An Effectiveness Trial of the Triage Algorithm for PACT Pharmacy Services Lund, Brian 2016-01-01
IIR 14-074 Engaging Veterans and Family Supporters in PACT to Improve Diabetes Management Rosland, Ann-Marie 2015-06-01
IIR 12-383 Linking Clinician Interaction and Coordination to Clinical Performance in VA PACT Hysong, Sylvia 2014-04-01
IIR 12-407 Using Peer Mentors to Support PACT Team Efforts to Improve Diabetes Control Long, Judith 2014-04-01
IIR 12-385 Integrating HIV Care in VA: Extending PACT Principles to Specialty Care Bokhour, Barbara 2014-02-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

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Videos


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Other Resources

  • 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 https://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.
  • Visit the HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy and learn more about their research into supporting the PACT model of care delivery.

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