Paul A. Nutting

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The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is emerging as a potential catalyst for multiple health care reform efforts. Demonstration projects are beginning in nearly every state, with a broad base of support from employers, insurers, state and federal agencies, and professional organizations. A sense of urgency to show the feasibility of the PCMH, along with(More)
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether redefining primary care team roles would improve outcomes for patients beginning a new treatment episode for major depression. DESIGN: Following stratification, 6 of 12 practices were randomly assigned to the intervention condition. Intervention effectiveness was evaluated by patient reports of 6-month change in 100-point(More)
PURPOSE We wanted to describe how primary care clinicians care for patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS We undertook a cross-sectional study of 95 primary care clinicians and 822 of their established patients with type 2 diabetes from 4 practice-based, primary care research networks in the United States. Clinicians were surveyed about their training and(More)
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is four things: 1) the fundamental tenets of primary care: first contact access, comprehensiveness, integration/coordination, and relationships involving sustained partnership; 2) new ways of organizing practice; 3) development of practices’ internal capabilities, and 4) related health care system and reimbursement(More)
PURPOSE In 30 small, independent primary care practices, we examined the association between clinician-reported use of elements of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) and diabetic patients' hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) and lipid levels and self-reported receipt of care. METHODS Ninety clinicians (60 physicians, 17 nurse-practitioners, and 13 physician's(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop an instrument to measure organizational attributes relevant for family practices using the perspectives of clinicians, nurses, and staff. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Clinicians, nurses, and office staff (n=640) from 51 community family medicine practices. DESIGN A survey, designed to measure a practices' internal resources for(More)
BACKGROUND Inconsistent findings on the value of continuity of care can stem from variability in its importance to different subsets of patients. We therefore examined the association among patient and visit characteristics and extent to which the patient valued continuity of care (PVC). We hypothesized that continuity would be more important to patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the effectiveness of an evidence based model for management of depression in primary care with support from quality improvement resources. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING Five healthcare organisations in the United States and 60 affiliated practices. PATIENTS 405 patients, aged > or = 18 years, starting or(More)
Many commentators view the conversion of small, independent primary care practices into patient-centered medical homes as a vital step in creating a better-performing health care system. The country's first national medical home demonstration, which ran from June 1, 2006, to May 31, 2008, and involved thirty-six practices, showed that this transformation(More)
BACKGROUND Quality improvement processes have sometimes met with limited success in small, independent primary care settings. The theoretical framework for these processes uses an implied understanding of organizations as predictable with potentially controllable components. However, most organizations are not accurately described using this framework.(More)