Environmental Scan: Health Risk Appraisals in Primary Care

Final report of environmental scan and expert panel meeting to learn more about how health risk assessments are being used in primary care and to identify the research gaps related to HA utilization and outcomes.

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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Contents

Executive Summary
Introduction: The Use of Health Risk Appraisals in Primary Care
   Purpose
   Organization of this Report
Methodology
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
     Scan Summary
     Meeting Summary
     Conclusions
   Topic 2: How HAs might be used more effectively to improve the delivery of preventive services in primary care settings
     Scan Summary
     Meeting Summary
     Conclusions
   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
      Scan Summary
      Meeting Summary
      Conclusions
   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
     Scan Summary
     Meeting Summary
     Conclusions
   Topic 5: Strategies that might improve the delivery and coordination of clinical preventive services when HAs are used, regardless of setting
     Scan Summary
     Meeting Summary
     Conclusions
   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?
     Scan Summary
     Meeting Summary
     Conclusions
Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations
   Priority Areas for Research; Health IT Implications
   Recommendations to AHRQ
Appendix: Literature Cited and Reviewed
   Literature Cited
   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).

Page last reviewed August 2010
Internet Citation: Environmental Scan: Health Risk Appraisals in Primary Care. August 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/environmental-scan/index.html