practice-based network

practice-based network

A US import to the UK health system, which was defined by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as “… a group of ambulatory practices devoted principally to the primary care of patients. Typically, practice-based research networks (PBRNs) draw on the experience and insight of practising clinicians to identify and frame research questions whose answers can improve the practice of primary care. By linking these questions with rigourous research methods, the PBRN can produce research findings that are immediately relevant to the clinician and, in theory, more easily assimilated into everyday practice”.
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The second, Reliability Study 2, was performed with patient-populations representative of the practice-based network in 4 private practices of PRECEDENT member-dentists.
11) There is a question whether a practice-based network can or should attempt to perform strict calibration and reliability testing of measures in their studies, or whether the variability and lack of calibration can be tolerated because it is off-set by the large numbers of evaluations that can be made in a network.
Prior to implementation of tests measuring salivary characteristics in a cohort study on caries risk assessment in a practice-based research network, 2 inter-examiner reliability studies were conducted, the first on a convenience population of dental students, and the second with patient-populations representative of the practice-based network.
For example, my colleagues and I are involved in a study that includes an examination of time use and preventive service delivery in a practice-based network of 138 family physicians, the Research Association of Practicing Physicians.
Practice-based networks can help us address this problem by taking research out of the academic medical center and into the primary care setting where its findings will be applied.
Sampling issues in a regional pediatric practice-based network.
Most primary care research is conducted by practice-based networks like the AAFP's.
While practice-based networks have been around in the United States for some time (Nelson, Quiter, and Solberg 1998; Durham 1998), most have had rather tenuous lives, competing for and episodically receiving grants from AHRQ and others, but lacking a sustained, predictable source of funding and staffing.
Practice-based networks provide a bridge between the strengths of the medical school family practice department and community experiences, but they have their own unique limitations.
Some state academies and their foundations support local practice-based networks.