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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 117 PACT focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 131 PACT focused publication briefs)

  • Contextualized Care Planning Results in Improved Veteran Outcomes and Significant Cost Savings
    Contextualizing care is the process of adapting research evidence to patient context. For example, recognizing that a patient is not managing their diabetes because they cannot afford the medication and switching them to a less costly alternative is a contextualized care plan. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a quality improvement program in which providers receive ongoing feedback on the...
    Date: July 31, 2020
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 80 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

5 sample "PACT" publications displayed.

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "PACT" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
10/21/2020 Defining the Role of the RN Care Manager in PACT Wakefield, Bonnie  
9/16/2020 Integrated Mental Health Services and Care Quality among VA Primary Care Patients Leung, Lucinda  
7/15/2020 “Best Kept Secret” and “Red Tape” – Resident and Physician Perspectives on Working for the VA Moldestad, Megan  
6/10/2020 Access Expansions through Virtual Modalities: Research-Based Insights for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond Possemato, Kyle  
Kuhn, Eric  
Jones, Audrey  
Zulman, Donna  
Slightam, Cindie  
5/20/2020 Behind the Scenes: Qualitative Analysis and Dissemination Tools Mog, Ashley  
Moldestad, Megan  

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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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