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Evaluation of AHRQ's Partnerships for Quality Program

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Appendix A. Additional Tables (continued)

Table A.4. PFQ Grants—Reach:  Target Population/Organizations and Number Participating in PFQ Project

Grantee Organization and Principal Investigator

Target Population

Participating Organization, Providers & Patients

Number

Type

Number Planned

Number Actual

Type

1. Altarum Institute
PI: George J. Miller

   

300,000

Not specified

Patients in the simulation

500

Practitioners in the simulation

6

Hospitals

2.  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
PI : Carole M. Lannon, Center for Health Care Quality, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

3,100,000

Children with ADHD

160-180

186

Pediatric practices

10

10

AAP state chapters (59 total)

2000

Not specified

Pediatricians

3. American College of Physicians (ACP)
PI: Vincenza Snow

   

384

Not specified

Patients

36

35

Physician practices

352

Not specified

Physicians

180

Not specified

Nurses

4. American Hospital Association (AHA), Health Research and Education Trust
PI: John R Combes

   

100

60-70

Hospitals

5. American Medical Association (AMA)
PI: Karen S. Kmetik

   

200

 

Patients in pilot

10

 9 + 3 more large practices in test

Physician practices in pilots

4

 

Health plans

6. American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)
PI: David F. Polakoff

   

50

54

Nursing Facilities (14 dropped out)

500,000

NF patients

5000

Not specified

NF patients

   

500-1000

Not specified

Practitioners in pilots

7.  Association of California Nurse Leaders
PI: Nancy Donaldson, CalNOC & UCSF School of Nursing

   

30-35

35

Hospitals

100

91

Med-surg acute care units

8. Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP)
PI: Donald E. Casey

   

4

6

Hospitals in participating regions (31 total in system)

33,492

 

FTEs in affiliated hospitals

8,926

 

Affiliated MDs

9. Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA)
PI: Paul J. Sharek, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine & L Packard Children's Hospital

   

14

33

Children's hospitals—33 of 42 participated in at least one QI project

10. Connecticut Department of Public Health
PI: Louise Dembry, Yale-New Haven Health System & Yale School of Medicine

   

4

1

Hospital and its affiliated physicians

Not specified

91

Clinicians

11. HealthFront
PI: Michael Callahan

   

2

2

State/regional employer coalitions

2

2

Physicians in the regional health care markets

12.  International Severity Info Systems, Inc.
PI: Susan Horn

   

>8

12

Nursing facilities (1 dropped out)

13. Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
PI: Jerod M. Loeb

   

285

575

Hospitals responding to survey

90

490

CHCs responding to survey

14.  The Leapfrog Group
PI: Suzanne Delbanco

   

6

6

Purchaser groups in 6 markets

100

Not specified

Hospitals

15. Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
PI: Mark Young, later Kenneth D. Coburn

   

3000

 

Patients with diabetes

8

10

Primary care practices

18

 

Primary care physicians

16. New York State Dept Of Health
PI: Suzanne Broderick/Beth Dichter

   

2,700

Not specified

Nursing home residents

740-2,600

Not specified

Adult Care Facility residents

45

45

Nursing homesa

30-105

21

Adultcare facilitiesa

17.  Physicians Micro Systems, Inc.
PI: Steven M Ornstein, Medical University of South Carolina

Up to 1,000,000

Patients in participating practices

100

125 total (but 99 >1 year)

Primary care practices

847,073

Patients in participating practices

300-500

600

Primary care practitioners

18. Research Triangle Institute
PI: Lucy A Savitz

   

4

5

Health systems

14,000

 

Clinicians

19. Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, Rural and Community Health Institute (RCHI)
PI: Josie R Williams

   

2

2

Regional health district offices

20. Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Center for Home Care Policy and Research
PI: Penny H Feldman

   

8

8

Home health agencies

a. Some of the planned and actual participating facilities included those in control groups.

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