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JGIM Supplement Highlights VA's Partnered Research

November 21, 2014

This Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) Supplementfocuses on "partnered research." Partnered research has been defined as "activities where researchers and practitioners work together, with different roles, to use research both to solve practical problems and to contribute to science." HSR&D and VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) have made major efforts to enhance partnered research in order to produce relevant research that is more likely to have an impact on the health and care of Veterans. In this Supplement, 12 articles describe partnered research at various stages–and cover a wide range of topics highly relevant to VA policy and practice, including impact of performance measure implementation on provider motivation, opioid management, suicide prevention, homelessness, medical home models, and communication of adverse events. The majority of the papers in the Supplement describe partnerships with program offices within VA, while others focus on more field-based partnerships; for example, with one or more of the 21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) and/or local VA medical centers, closer to the point of patient care.

CITATION: Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) Supplement. December 2014;29(4 Suppl):1525-1497.

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