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Aug. 24, 2016

Association of Integrated Team-Based Care With Health Care Quality, Utilization, and Cost

Region: Global Scientific publication Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors Source: JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association)

The value of integrated team delivery models is not firmly established. So we evaluate the association of receiving primary care in integrated team-based care (TBC) practices vs traditional practice management (TPM) practices (usual care) with patient outcomes, health care utilization, and costs.

Conclusions: Among adults enrolled in an integrated health care system, receipt of primary care at TBC practices compared with TPM practices was associated with higher rates of some measures of quality of care, lower rates for some measures of acute care utilization, and lower actual payments received by the delivery system.