Investing in the Future of Health Care: A Strategic Assessment of Federally Funded Health Services Research and Primary Care Research   [open html - 0B]

From the Document: "Since its emergence in the 1960s, health services research (HSR) has provided insights to improve the delivery of care and the health of patients. Primary care research (PCR) also has emerged as a distinct field, improving our understanding of the part of the health care system in which most people receive care. Many federal agencies are involved in funding HSR and PCR. [...] The RAND team formed two technical expert panels (one for HSR and one for PCR), conducted 50 interviews across a diverse sample of five stakeholder groups, and performed a systematic environmental scan of federal research grants and contracts to assess the following topics: [1] breadth and focus of federal agency research portfolios in HSR and PCR; [2] overlap and coordination among federal agency research portfolios; [3] impacts of federally funded HSR and PCR; [4] gaps and prioritization of federally funded HSR and PCR; [5] options for improving the outcomes, value, and impact of future federally funded HSR and PCR."

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