Kim Peterson, M.S.
Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center
Portland VA Medical Center
Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; February 2013
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The objective of this evidence brief is to evaluate the effectiveness of interdisciplinary, multicomponent intensive primary care programs in reducing mortality and hospital use among patients identified at highest risk for hospital admission and death while still in the ambulatory care setting.
The Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center investigators and representatives of the Health Delivery Committee Workgroup worked together to identify the population, intervention, comparator, timing, setting and study design characteristics of interest. The Health Delivery Committee Workgroup approved the following eligibility criteria to guide this review:
Edwards ST, Peterson K, Chan B, Anderson J, Helfand M. Effectiveness of Intensive Primary Care Interventions: A Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Sep 18. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4174-z. [Epub ahead of print]