New Care Coordination Survey from AHRQ

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New Care Coordination Survey from AHRQ

AHRQ has developed and pilot tested a new care coordination survey that is designed for use in research and evaluation in primary care settings. The Care Coordination Quality Measure for Primary Care (CCQM-PC) is a reliable and valid survey that builds on AHRQ’s previous work to define care coordination (Care Coordination Measures Atlas) and on new research. It addresses key care coordination activities, such as information sharing and creating and using care plans, from the patient perspective. The survey fills a critical measurement gap.

The CCQM-PC is intended for use in health services research and primary care improvement activities. It is not a CAHPS™ survey and is not designed to be used for reporting or accountability purposes.

The CCQM-PC is in the public domain. The full survey and guidance for its use in research are available here. AHRQ strongly encourages primary care researchers to use the CCQM-PC in studies of primary care transformation and would welcome additional research to further refine the survey for use in primary care quality improvement activities.

For more about AHRQ’s funding commitment to primary care research and to improving the patient care experience, including research on care coordination, see our Special Emphasis Notices on Innovative Research in Primary Care and Optimizing Care for People Living with Chronic Conditions.


AHRQ’s National Center for Excellence in Primary Care Research was established to help advance the field of primary care research.