Potential Measures for Clinical Community Relationships

A Supplement to the Clinical-Community Relationships Measures Atlas

Appendix Table A-13.  CCRM Atlas Measure 10: Changes in clinicians' knowledge of available services in the local community (ASCP Physician Survey)

Domain:Knowledge and familiarity with community resourceElement/
relationship:
Clinic/clinician
Instrument:Alzheimer's Service Coordination Program (ASCP) Physician Survey
Purpose:Physicians are asked whether their knowledge of community resources available to their patients with dementia and these patients' families increased, remained unchanged, or decreased compared with before their participation in the Alzheimer's Service Coordination Program.
Format/data source:Health Professional Survey
Measure type:OutcomeDate:1997
Preventive service/ USPSTF:Other – Mental Health*
Clinical practice:Primary Care – Family Practice; Primary Care – Internal Medicine
Denominator:Clinicians in the area who have at least six dementia patients and who referred family caregivers diagnosed with dementia to a service coordinator and responded to question (Q7)
Numerator:Number of clinicians responding “Yes”
Development & testing:Tested versions of the survey with academic general internists for clarity and brevity before the instrument was fielded.
Past or validated application: 
Citation(s):Fortinsky, R.H., Unson, C.G., and Garcia, R.I. Helping family caregivers by linking primary care physicians with community-based dementia care services: The Alzheimer's Service Coordination Program. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice (2002) 1(2), 227-240.
Notes:Please be aware that this measure is using only a selected section of an entire survey instrument. Therefore, this individual measure may need to undergo further reliability and validation testing to ensure that it can be applied in a clinical-community relationship setting.

* This is a measure that was originally applied in a mental health setting, but it could be adapted for a primary care setting.

Page last reviewed October 2013
Internet Citation: Potential Measures for Clinical Community Relationships: A Supplement to the Clinical-Community Relationships Measures Atlas. October 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/prevention-chronic-care/resources/ccrm-atlas-suppl/ccrm-apptabA-13.html