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Team-Based Primary Care Measures Database

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This is a database of measures to assess team-based primary care delivery. It is hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the US Department of Health and Human Services. You can filter the database by construct, type of instrument, degree of adaptation, number of items, setting, and respondent type. Team-based care holds promise to improve patient outcomes, care processes, and patient and provider experiences of care. However, the understanding of how teams should function is hampered by a lack of a strong theoretical conceptual framework and validated measures, specific to and appropriate for use in the primary care setting. Successful primary care redesign efforts such as the Patient-centered Medical Home require a high-functioning primary care team that delivers team-based care. Thus, having a robust measure or measures of team-based care appropriate for the primary care setting is of utmost importance to evaluate and improve team functioning and patient outcomes. The Atlas of Instruments to Measure Team-based Primary Care (the Team Care Measures Atlas) supports the advancement of team-based primary care by: 1) presenting a Conceptual Framework of Team-Based Primary Care that identifies areas that are important to effective functioning of primary care teams; 2) providing an inventory of 48 instruments that can be used to measure team-based primary care for purposes of quality improvement, evaluation, and research; and 3) organizing the instruments in a web-based searchable format to facilitate selection of instruments on key characteristics.

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Resource created by Alaa El-Zein on 5/14/2015 2:15:15 PM.

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