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The Clinical Management in General Care Settings (CMGC) Study Section reviews applications that identify, develop, and evaluate clinical management of patients from a provider perspective in general care settings, including home-based settings or ambulatory settings with care teams oriented around primary care, with the intent to guide care or inform clinical practice. The study section reviews applications that examine clinical management or symptom management of patients in general care settings, including rehabilitation, supportive care, and palliative care.

Review Dates

Membership Panel

The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.

Topics


  • Studies to assess patient-level outcomes in general care settings, including home-based or ambulatory settings.
  • Studies of clinical support and services for patient care and/or disability in primary care or home-based patient settings, including providing support for patient adherence to clinical treatment plans. Studies of patient and caregiver support in palliative or hospice care in community or home settings.
  • Studies of survivorship care focused on improving patient care after treatment for life-threatening illness or occurrence of multi-morbid illness.
  • Studies of maternal and infant care before and after delivery, including families needing support in the context of pediatric, obstetrical and postpartum clinical care in generalized care settings, primary care, or home-base settings.
  • Studies of informal or family caregivers who support the clinical management of patients with chronic health conditions or disabilities.
  • Studies examining provider-patient/caregiver communication and/or clinical decision-making in generalized or home-based settings. This may include care planning in early phases of chronic or life-threatening illness, such as development of advanced care plans or directives.
  • Studies that test relevant applied m-health or telehealth intervention studies, or utilize bioinformatic approaches to support patient care and/or self-management for chronic disease and/or disabilities, with the intent to guide care or inform clinical practice.

Shared Interests and Overlaps

CMGC and Interdisciplinary Clinical Care in Specialty Care Settings (ICSC) have shared interests in the clinical management of patients. Applications that emphasize general care settings, home-based settings, or care in ambulatory settings involving primary care teams providing rehabilitation, symptom management, or supportive care (including palliative care) are reviewed in CMGC. Applications that emphasize the management of patients undergoing active treatment in an institutional setting (hospitals, nursing homes, inpatient facilities, and inpatient hospice), or the clinical management of patients in ambulatory settings that the involve specialty care teams/management of complex medical conditions, or addressing transitions of care between institutional and home-based settings are reviewed in ICSC.

CMGC and Behavioral Medicine and Health Outcomes (BMHO) have shared interests in management/self-management of acute and chronic illnesses in general care settings. Applications that emphasize patient behavior and treatment responses with an intent to guide care or inform clinical practice are reviewed in CMGC. Applications that emphasize person- or patient-targeted behavioral approaches to mitigate disease complications and associated pain are reviewed in BMHO.

CMGC and Lifestyle Change and Behavioral Health (LCBH) have shared interests in management/self-management of acute and chronic illnesses in general care settings. Applications that emphasize understanding patient behavior with an intent to guide care or inform clinical practice are reviewed in CMGC. Applications that emphasize a person-target approach to engage in behavioral changes to promote health lifestyles, adhere to disease treatments, reduce health risk, or improve well-being or quality of life are reviewed in LCBH.

CMGC and Health Promotion in Communities (HPC) have shared interests in health status in community settings. Applications that emphasize clinical or patient management in general care settings (including ambulatory, community health care, or home-based settings) are reviewed in CMGC. Applications that emphasize health promotion in communities or through community organizations are reviewed in HPC.

CMGC and Health Services: Quality and Effectiveness (HSQE) have shared interests in patient-provider interaction/communication and subsequent health outcomes in general care settings. Applications that emphasize the clinical management of patients, including patient-provider communication and decision-making with the intent to guide care or inform clinical practice are reviewed in CMGC. Applications that emphasize provider outcomes in the context of health care service receipt are reviewed in HSQE.

CMGC and Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) have shared interests in health status in community settings. Applications that emphasize the clinical management and support of individuals and families coping with one or more pathological or comorbid conditions in general care settings (including ambulatory, community health care, or home-based settings) are reviewed in in CMGC. Applications that emphasize social, cultural, environmental, and other community-level factors relevant to disease prevention or health promotion and their relationship with a range of health outcome are reviewed in CIHB.

CMGC and Healthcare and Health Disparities (HHD) have shared interests in disparities in the access and utilization of health care in the in generalized care, including primary care, or home-based settings. Applications that emphasize the clinical management of members of diverse patient groups and/or their informal caregivers with the intent to guide care or inform the clinical practice of these groups are reviewed in CMGC. Applications that emphasize systematic underpinnings health disparities as it relates to access to, use of, and effectiveness of health services are reviewed in HHD.