The principal component analysis extracted five multiple-item scales (first contact utilization, first contact accessibility, ongoing care, comprehensiveness, and coordination).
The tests of scaling assumptions were basically met. The standard psychometric evaluation indicates that the scales have achieved relatively good reliability and validity.
The task force wishes to acknowledge Izabela Schultz, Ph D for her foresight regarding the need for guidelines and for initiating their careful development.
In addition, the task force is grateful to Rosemarie Alvaro, Ph D, Thomas Bartlett, Psy D, Jim Butcher, Ph D, Susan Drumheller, Ph D, Michael Dunn, Ph D, Stephen Flamer, Ph D, Alan Goldberg, Psy.
This study presents a methodology for a rapid assessment of primary care organizations and service delivery in China. The study translated and adapted the Primary Care Assessment Tool-Adult Edition (PCAT-AE) into a Chinese version to measure core dimensions of primary care, namely, first contact, continuity, comprehensiveness, and coordination.