Dartmouth Primary Care Cooperative Research Network
The Dartmouth COOP is a voluntary, cooperative network of independent clinicians (community-based) who have helped develop and refine a model for rapidly assessing and improving care. COOP members collaborate with academic researchers to improve the outcomes focus of care and develop methods that work in busy community-practice settings. The COOP demonstrates how to integrate measurement of patient values, clinical improvement strategies, and research objectives into day-to-day health care delivery.
The goals of the Dartmouth COOP Project are to:
- Provide professional stimulation and collegial communication and interaction among physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants
- Conduct cooperative research in primary care
- Improve the primary care services and office management techniques
- Sponsor continuing education and training for health professionals