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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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How Do PEAs Work with Practices?

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  • Conventional methods include:
    • medical records review, feedback, benchmarking, and academic detailing
  • Practice facilitation techniques include:
    • observation and characterization of practices and their readiness to change, coordination of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) quality improvement cycles within the practices, identification of effective strategies and exemplar practices, "cross-pollination" of good ideas and solutions between practices, and implementation of health information technology

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