How Does Prior Experience Pay Off in Large-Scale Quality Improvement Initiatives?
INTRODUCTION: To examine the association of prior investment on the effectiveness of organizations delivering large-scale external support to improve primary care.
METHODS: Mixed-methods study of 7 EvidenceNOW grantees (henceforth, Cooperatives) and their recruited practices (n = 1720).
RESULTS: Cooperatives with High (vs low) levels of prior experience with and investment in large-scale QI before EvidenceNOW recruited more geographically dispersed and diverse practices, with lower baseline ABCS performance (differences ranging from 2.8% for blood pressure to 41.5% for smoking), delivered more facilitation (mean=+20.3 hours,
DISCUSSION: Long-term investment that establishes regionwide organizations with infrastructure and experience to support primary care practices in QI is associated with more consistent delivery of facilitation support, and greater improvement in practice capacity and some clinical outcomes.
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Cohen, D. J., Balasubramanian, B. A., Lindner, S., Miller, W. L., Sweeney, S. M., Hall, J. D., Ward, R., Marino, M., Springer, R., McConnell, K. J., Hemler, J. R., Ono, S. S., Ezekiel-Herrera, D., Baron, A., Crabtree, B. F., & Solberg, L. I. (2022). How Does Prior Experience Pay Off in Large-Scale Quality Improvement Initiatives?. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, 35(6), 1115–1127. https://doi.org/10.3122/jabfm.2022.220088R1
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine