This report describes three decades (1990–2020) of AHRQ's primary care research and highlights how that research has impacted delivery of primary care. It details AHRQ's steady investment in research to improve primary care organization, workforce, quality and safety, digital healthcare, finance and cost, and prevention.
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Suggested Citation: Rockwell M., Holtrop J, Eden A, McNellis R, Leal A, Bierman A, Kato E. Mapping AHRQ's 30-Year Investment in Primary Care Research (1990-2020). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2024. AHRQ Pub. No. 24-0016.
The authors would like to thank the following current and former AHRQ staff for their support and critical review of this report: Dr. Therese Miller, Constance Owens, Jan Delamare, Dr. Sebastian Tong, Dr. Matt Simpson, Gail Makulowich, and Caryn McManus.
We offer special thanks to everyone who contributed to the content of this report by sharing their firsthand knowledge of these programs and historical context. These are the visionaries and luminaries of primary care research at AHRQ. This report is a testament to their work over the past 30 years that made AHRQ's primary care research as rich as it is: Dr. Jeff Brady, Dr. Helen Burstin, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Dr. Ben Crabtree, Dr. Melinda Davis, Dr. David Lanier, Dr. Ed Lomotan, Dr. Paul Nutting, Rebecca Roper, and importantly the late Dr. David Meyers, whose vision and passion for primary care research is the soul of this report.