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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Fraze TK, Beidler LB, Briggs ADM
Translating evidence into practice: ACOs' use of care plans for patients with complex health needs.
Researchers sought to understand how Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) use care plans to manage patients with complex clinical needs. After conducting semi-structured interviews with Medicare ACOs, they found that ACOs were using care plans for patients with complex needs, but their use of care plans did not always meet the best practices; ACOs were adapting use of care plans to better fit the needs of patients and providers.
Citation: Fraze TK, Beidler LB, Briggs ADM . Translating evidence into practice: ACOs' use of care plans for patients with complex health needs. J Gen Intern Med 2021 Jan;36(1):147-53. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06122-4..
Keywords: Implementation, Evidence-Based Practice, Medicare, Health Insurance, Healthcare Delivery
Cook EA, Schneider KM, Robinson J
Field methods in medical record abstraction: assessing the properties of comparative effectiveness estimates.
Comparative effectiveness studies using Medicare claims data are vulnerable to treatment selection biases and supplemental data from a sample of patients has been recommended for examining the magnitude of this bias. The investigators collected medical record data from a subsample of patients to assess the validity of assumptions and to aid in the interpretation of our estimates. In this paper, they sought to describe and document the process used to collect and validate this supplemental information.
Citation: Cook EA, Schneider KM, Robinson J . Field methods in medical record abstraction: assessing the properties of comparative effectiveness estimates. BMC Health Serv Res 2014 Sep 15;14:391. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-391..
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Medicare, Evidence-Based Practice, Research Methodologies