Adherence to asthma guidelines in children, tweens, and adults in primary care settings: a practice-based network
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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
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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.
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
. This component of the initiative includes supporting the current contract with ASPN, as well as allocating funds for additional practice-based research networks.