New AHRQ PCMH Research Methods SeriesAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 04/24/2013 05:30 PM EDT
PCMH Research Methods Series
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a promising primary care approach that emphasizes comprehensive, coordinated, accessible care, with a systematic focus on quality and safety. AHRQ conceptualized and commissioned a series of briefs to expand the toolbox of methods to evaluate and help refine PCMH models and other primary care delivery interventions. The PCMH Research Methods Series is the result of AHRQ’s invitation to nationally recognized thought leaders in research methods and PCMH models to prepare briefs that describe various methods and approaches and how they might be used to study and refine PCMH models. Topics cover both “evolutionary” ways to improve evaluations—by using traditional health services research methods—and “revolutionary” approaches that draw on novel methods from other fields such as anthropology, organizational analysis, engineering, and political science methods. The individual briefs and an overview of the series, along with other resources related to PCMH Evidence and Evaluation, are available at www.pcmh.ahrq.gov.
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