Potentially Preventable Readmissions: Conceptual Framework To Rethink the Role of Primary Care
As primary care is increasingly called the key integrator role across the health system, the purpose of this project was to address the important and unfulfilled need to reduce potentially preventable readmissions within the primary care context.
This final report summarizes the methods and findings from project activities, including:
- Convening a technical expert panel,
- Conducting an environmental scan,
- Interviewing key informants,
- Analyzing primary care processes, and
- Identifying conceptual framework components.
The final report is one product resulting from AHRQ's research in this area; other project details are at Primary Care Efforts To Reduce Potentially Preventable Readmissions. For additional information, contact Eileen M. Hogan, M.P.A., Public Health Analyst, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, at Eileen.Hogan@ahrq.hhs.gov.
The project team was led by John Snow, Inc.. The partners for this work included Altamed Health Services, Cambridge Health Alliance, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and the University of Southern California Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science.
The report was funded under AHRQ/HHS contract number HHSP233201500019I/HHSP23337002T (Accelerating Change and Transformations in Organizations and Networks III [ACTION III] task order). The findings and conclusions in this document are those of the authors, who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. No statement in this document should be construed as an official position of AHRQ or HHS.