Table 1

Characteristics of Primary Care Renewal Provider Organizations and Data Collected

CharacteristicVGMHCMCHDOHSULegacy EmanuelOld Town Clinic
Organization characteristicsFQHCFQHCFQHC look-alike, rural health clinic family medicine department2 PCR clinics from a large, nonprofit health systemFQHC; Healthcare for the Homeless site
Clinician FTEs (2011)a36.856.614.9 (Richmond); 8.0 (Scappoose)3.2 plus residentsb6.12
Patient characteristicsMany Spanish-speaking patients; migrant workers; diverse cultures and languages; high-volume pediatric careDiverse cultures and languages; refugeesFamily medicine residency training sites; 1 urban, ethnically diverse clinic; 1 rural clinicUrban; internal medicine residency training site (at 1 clinic)Homeless individuals with chemical dependencies
Study data
Leaders interviewed, No.12111
Learning collaborativecYesYesYesYesYes
PCR steering committeeYesYesYesYesYes
Clinic site visit measures, No.N/AN/A
 Field note pages181293218
 Survey questionnaires575171
 Researcher daysd152316
  • FQHC=Federally Qualified Health Center; FTE = full-time equivalent; MCHD = Multnomah County Health Department; N/A = not applicable; OHSU = Oregon Health & Science University; PCR = Primary Care Renewal; VGMHC = Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.

  • a All but Legacy Emanuel’s data come from 2011 Uniform Data Set reporting to the Health Resources and Services Administration, compiled by the Oregon Primary Care Association. (See also

  • b From Legacy Emanuel’s third-quarter 2011 PCR Status Report to CareOregon.

  • c A total of 7 learning collaborative and steering committee observations yielded 58 pages of field notes, which we could not separate by organization because multiple PCR organizations attended these activities.

  • d Researcher days were calculated by number of team members present for each day or half-day of observation. Typically, 3 or 4 team members were present at any given time during a site visit.