Optimizing health for complex adults in primary care: Current challenges and a way forward

Hollis Day, Elizabeth Eckstrom, Sei Lee, Heidi Wald, Steven Counsell, Eugene Rich

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As the population ages, the quantity and complexity of comorbidities only increases in the primary care setting. Health systems strive to improve quality of care and enhance cost savings, but current administrative and payment systems do not easily support the implementation of existing evidence and best practices for multimorbid adults in most primary care offices. This perspectives piece sets forth a research agenda in the area of implementation science at the intersection of geriatrics and general internal medicine. We challenge academic medical centers, medical societies, journals, and funders to actively value and support investigation in this area as much as traditional research pathways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)911-914
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014



  • geriatrics
  • implementation research
  • primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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