Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Teams in Department of Veterans Affairs: How Are They Structured?

Article: Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Teams in Department of Veterans Affairs: How Are They Structured?

Authors: Jennifer L. Sullivan, Marlena H. Shin, Omonyêlé L. Adjognon, Kenneth Shay, Kimberly Harvey, Orna Intrator, Enzo Yaksic, Jennifer Moye, and Samantha Solimeo

Journal: Geriatrics 2018, 3(3), 46

Abstract:
Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Teams (GeriPACT) were implemented in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (i.e., Patient-Centered Medical Homes for older adults) to provide high quality coordinated care to older adults with more risk of negative health and psychosocial outcomes. The objectives of this paper are: (1) to present data on GeriPACT structural characteristics; and (2) to examine a composite measure of GeriPACT model consistency. We utilized a web survey targeting 71 physician leads resulting in a 62% response rate. We found GeriPACTs employed a range of staffing, empanelment, clinic space, and patient assignment practices. The mean value of the GeriPACT consistency measure was 2.03 (range: 1–4) and 6.3% of facilities were considered consistent to the GeriPACT model. We observed large variation in GeriPACT structure and in model consistency. More research is needed to understand how these variations are related to processes and outcomes of care.

Link to journal online: https://www.mdpi.com/2308-3417/3/3/46

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s