Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to Study Patient-Centered Medical Homes

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Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to Study Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Abstract

This guide provides an in-depth introduction to using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) an approach based on set theory and Boolean algebra in patient-centered medical home evaluations. Specifically, QCA can be used to identify practice-level "conditions" (e.g., practice characteristics, medical home care processes) that are linked to an outcome of interest (e.g., improved care quality, higher patient satisfaction ratings, or reduced health care utilization or expenditures). The guide includes a description of key analytic steps involved in the QCA approach.

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