The Iberoamerican Primary Care Assessment Tool (IA-PCAT) Collaboration is a network of researchers in the area of primary health care who interact and collaborate for the cross-cultural adaptation and implementation of PCAT in Spain and Latin America.
The collaboration began at the «International Seminar on Assessment at the First Level of Care» held in Montevideo (Uruguay) in 2010. During this Seminar, Professor Barbara Starfield, one of the authors of the PCAT, from John Hopkins University, and Dr. James Macinko, from New York University, met for the first time with researchers from Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina who have been working with PCAT. This event consolidated the cooperation between the teams dedicated to the development of the tool, and created the network basis for supporting other countries interested in working with PCAT.
- International Seminar on Assessment at the First Level of Healthcare [in Spanish]
- Report of the Seminar Assessment at the First Level of Healthcare [in Spanish]
- Lecture by Prof. Barbara Starfield at the Universidad de la República
IA-PCAT carries out collaborative projects focused on the cross-cultural adaptation, viability and reliability studies, implementation and interpretation of results through the use of PCAT model for assessment of health care at the first level.
Currently, reseachers from eleven countries conform the IA-PCAT network: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, España, México, Perú y Uruguay. What is more, research groups from Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Portugal have expressed interest in starting work lines with the PCAT model.