Problem: Medical and nursing literature poorly identify primary care providers' (PCP) relationship to care coordination (CC). Primary care providers' education, experience, and perspective, contribute to: (a) assessments of patient's care coordination needs, and (b) variability in behavior to address needs. Dissimilar approaches to CC by PCPs affect work relationships and office flow.
Purpose: To pre-pilot a new tool describing PCPs' knowledge, perception, and behavior regarding CC. Methods: Primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants were surveyed.
Analysis: Frequencies and percentages provided sample characteristics. Descriptive statistics analyzed provider responses within and between groups. Narratives were analyzed for themes. Tool refinement is suggested however, the tool does describe PCPs and CC activities.
Significance: A tool was developed to evaluate areas of CC activity performed by PCPs. Information from surveys of PCPs can illuminate behaviors that lead to improved work flow, efficiency, and patient outcomes. Doctors of Nursing Practice who are PCPs contribute to primary care CC through leadership, experience, and descriptive evidence.
|Advisor:||Rouhana, Nicole, Johnston, Yvonne|
|Commitee:||Britten, Mary X.|
|School:||State University of New York at Binghamton|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-B 75/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Medicine, Nursing, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Adult primary care, Care coordination, Multi-morbidity, Nurse practitioners, Physician assistants, Physicians|
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