The goal of this study is to provide insights for policymakers, practitioners, and administrators about whether to shift toward team-based primary care and what team composition may be most effective. Using data from athenahealth, the researchers will 1) analyze the association of team-based primary care with clinical outcomes of chronic disease; 2) decompose the effect of team-based care into team size, team composition in terms of provider type, and treatment intensity; and 3) investigate whether this relationship varies based on a patient’s medical complexity, sociodemographic characteristics, or insurance type. Deliverables will include a project work plan and final narrative report. The researchers will also produce paper(s) suitable for publication and present findings at national research meetings and to other stakeholder audiences as appropriate, including policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels and other key stakeholders, as part of the deliverables for this grant.

Principal Investigators:

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Robert Huckman, Ph.D.

Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration - Harvard Business School

Robert Huckman is the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business Schoo... Read Bio

Maximilian Pany
Researcher

Maximilian Pany

Doctorate of Medicine and of Philosophy Candidate - Harvard University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Maximilian Pany is an M.D.-Ph.D. candidate in health policy at Harvard/MIT. Read Bio

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Lucy Chen

Doctorate of Medicine and of Philosophy Candidate - Harvard University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lucy Chen is an M.D.-Ph.D. candidate in health policy at Harvard/MIT. Read Bio

Grant: #76780
Grantee Institution: President and Fellows of Harvard College
Grant Period: 9/15/19 – 9/14/20