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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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Sterling MR, Shaw AL, Leung PB
Home care workers in heart failure: a systematic review.
This systematic review aimed to 1) describe utilization patterns of home care workers (HCWs) by adults with heart failure (HF), 2) examine the effect of HCWs on HF outcomes, and 3) review HF interventions that involve HCWs. The investigators concluded that the literature on these HCWs in HF is limited. They suggest that additional research is warranted on the potential role of HCWs in HF self-care and on outcomes among adults with HF.
AHRQ-funded; HS024569; T32 HS000066.
Citation: Sterling MR, Shaw AL, Leung PB . Home care workers in heart failure: a systematic review. J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 Sep 25;11:481-92. doi: 10.2147/jmdh.s175512..
Keywords: Health Services Research (HSR), Heart Disease and Health, Home Healthcare
Ono SS, Crabtree BF, Hemler JR
Taking innovation to scale in primary care practices: the functions of health care extension.
Health care extension is an approach to providing external support to primary care practices with the aim of diffusing innovation. EvidenceNOW was launched to rapidly disseminate and implement evidence-based guidelines for cardiovascular preventive care in the primary care setting. This article describes how cooperatives varied in their approaches to extension and provides early empirical evidence that health care extension is a feasible and potentially useful approach for providing quality improvement.
Citation: Ono SS, Crabtree BF, Hemler JR . Taking innovation to scale in primary care practices: the functions of health care extension. Health Aff 2018 Feb;37(2):222-30. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1100.
Keywords: Cardiovascular Conditions, Communication, Evidence-Based Practice, Health Services Research (HSR), Healthcare Delivery, Heart Disease and Health, Innovations and Emerging Issues, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Prevention, Primary Care, Quality of Care, Quality Improvement, Implementation