Health Risk Appraisals in Primary Care
In 2008, AHRQ commissioned an environmental scan and an expert panel meeting to learn more about how health risk assessments (HAs) are being used in primary care and to identify the research gaps related to HA utilization and outcomes. This is the final report.
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Introduction: The Use of Health Risk Appraisals in Primary Care
Organization of this Report
Environmental Scan Methodology
Inclusion and Exclusion
Key Informant Interviews
List of Key Informants
Expert Panel Meeting
Findings by Research Topic
Topic 1: How HAs are currently being used in primary care settings
Topic 2: How HAs might be used more effectively to improve the delivery of preventive
services in primary care settings
Topic 3: How information derived from the use of HAs in other settings, such as worksite
health promotion programs, is, or is not, shared with primary care providers
Topic 4: How HAs are being used (in any setting) to provide care to individuals that integrates
preventive services and care management for chronic conditions
Topic 5: Strategies that might improve the delivery and coordination of clinical preventive
services when HAs are used, regardless of setting
Topic 6: What are the gaps in knowledge and evidence regarding the use of HAs and how do
HAs affect the delivery of effective preventive and care management services?
Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations
Priority Areas for Research; Health IT Implications
Recommendations to AHRQ
Appendix: Literature Cited and Reviewed
Other Literature Reviewed
This report was produced under a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with Econometrica, Inc. (Contract No. HHSA290200710069T).
Current as of August 2010
Environmental Scan: Health Risk Appraisals in Primary Care. August 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/enviroscan/