The Successes of an Integrated Primary Care Practice
The success of an integrated primary care practice depends wholly on three critical components: (1) good clinical outcomes, (2) operational consistency and reliability, and (3) financial sustainability.
CJ Peek, PhD, leader in care system development in integrated primary care and Associate Professor with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, details the interdependence of these three components in order to deliver improved health outcomes within integrated settings.
Successful measurement of these components is essential in order to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and practices over time. These elements—consistent monitoring, clinical care, efficacious execution of that care through operations, and allocating financial resources responsibly—can work together to provide the infrastructure for healthy integrated care practices.