J Am Board Fam Med 2021 Jul-Aug;34(4):753-761
From the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland (LJF, KR, CD); Oregon Health & Science University/Portland State University School of Public Health (KR); Qualis Health/Comagine Health, Seattle, WA (TK); Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation, Seattle, WA (MLP).
Context: To compare rural independent and health system primary care practices with urban practices to external practice facilitation support in terms of recruitment, readiness, engagement, retention, and change in quality improvement (QI) capacity and quality metric performance.
Methods: The setting consisted of 135 small or medium-sized primary care practices participating in the Healthy Hearts Northwest quality improvement initiative. The practices were stratified by geography, rural or urban, and by ownership (independent [physician-owned] or system-owned [health/hospital system]). Read More