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Linnaea Schuttner, MD, MS
Title: Investigator Seattle-Denver COIN
Acting Instructor, Medicine, University of Washington
Location: Seattle
University of Washington webpage
See Dr. Schuttner's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials

My research interests focus on the patient-centeredness, appropriateness, and quality of primary care delivered to patients, particularly high-risk and complex patients with multimorbidity (multiple chronic diseases).

The following images visualize Dr. Schuttner's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Schuttner's publication titles indicate his primary work is care of Veterans
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Schuttner's collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Schuttner's publications and grants. The categories are based on 32 publications and no grants (yet!).
Clinical Research
Health Services
Behavioral and Social Science
Digestive Diseases
Colo-Rectal Cancer
Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities

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Recent Publications



Golob AL, Geyer J, O'Keeffe C, Nelson K, Song C, Vanderwarker C, Britton J, Reddy A, Wong E, Schuttner L. Automatic medication refills to improve glycaemic control among patients with diabetes and low medication adherence. BMJ Open Qual. 2023 Feb;12(1):e001985. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2022-001985.
PMID: 36746551.
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Hoerster KD, Hunter-Merrill R, Nguyen T, Rise P, Barón AE, McDowell J, Donovan LM, Gleason E, Lane A, Plumley R, Schooler M, Schuttner L, Collins M, Au DH, Ma J. Effect of a Remotely Delivered Self-directed Behavioral Intervention on Body Weight and Physical Health Status Among Adults With Obesity: The D-ELITE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2022 Dec 13;328(22):2230-2241. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.21177.
PMID: 36511927.
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Schuttner L, Lee JR, Hockett Sherlock S, Ralston JD, Rosland AM, Nelson K, Simons C, Sayre GG. Primary Care Physician Perspectives on the Influence of Patient Values, Health Priorities, and Preferences on Clinical Decision-Making for Complex Patients with Multimorbidity: A Qualitative Study. Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2022 Nov 16;15:2135-2146. doi: 10.2147/RMHP.S380021. PMCID: PMC9675988. PMID: 36415219.
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Schuttner L, Guo R, Wong E, Jimenez E, Klein M, Roy S, Rosland AM, Chang ET. High-Risk Patient Experiences Associated With an Intensive Primary Care Management Program in the Veterans Health Administration. J Ambul Care Manage. 2022 Aug 27. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000428. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36036980.
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Coley RY, Duan KI, Hoopes AJ, Lapham GT, Liljenquist K, Marcotte LM, Ramirez M, Schuttner L. A call to integrate health equity into learning health system research training. Learn Health Syst. 2022 Jul 24;6(4):e10330. doi: 10.1002/lrh2.10330. PMCID: PMC9576239. PMID: 36263258.
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Schuttner L, Hockett Sherlock S, Simons CE, Johnson NL, Wirtz E, Ralston JD, Rosland AM, Nelson K, Sayre G. My Goals Are Not Their Goals: Barriers and Facilitators to Delivery of Patient-Centered Care for Patients with Multimorbidity. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 May 23:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07533-1. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC9126696. PMID: 35606644.
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Schuttner L, Hockett Sherlock S, Simons C, Ralston JD, Rosland AM, Nelson K, Lee JR, Sayre G. Factors affecting primary care physician decision-making for patients with complex multimorbidity: a qualitative interview study. BMC Prim Care. 2022 Feb 5;23(1):25. doi: 10.1186/s12875-022-01633-x. PMID: 35123398.
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Schuttner L, Haraldsson B, Maynard C, Helfrich CD, Reddy A, Parikh T, Nelson KM, Wong E. Factors Associated With Low-Value Cancer Screenings in the Veterans Health Administration. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Oct 1;4(10):e2130581. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.30581. PMID: 34677595.

Beste LA, Chen A, Geyer J, Wilson M, Schuttner L, Wheat C, Rojas J, Nelson K, Reddy A. Best Practices for an Equitable Covid-19 Vaccination Program. NEJM Catal Innov Care Deliv. 2021 Sep 15;2(10):10.1056/CAT.21.0238. doi: 10.1056/CAT.21.0238. PMCID: PMC8443122.

Schuttner L, Coleman K, Ralston J, Parchman M. The role of organizational learning and resilience for change in building quality improvement capacity in primary care. Health Care Manage Rev. 2021 Apr-Jun 01;46(2):E1-E7. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000281. PMCID: PMC7541444. PMID: 33630509.



Schuttner L, Wong ES, Rosland AM, Nelson K, Reddy A. Association of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation with Chronic Disease Quality in Patients with Multimorbidity. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Oct;35(10):2932-2938. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06076-7. Epub 2020 Aug 6. PMCID: PMC7572962. PMID: 32767035.

Hoerster KD, Collins MP, Au DH, Lane A, Epler E, McDowell J, Barón AE, Rise P, Plumley R, Nguyen T, Schooler M, Schuttner L, Ma J. Testing a self-directed lifestyle intervention among veterans: The D-ELITE pragmatic clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Aug;95:106045. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106045. Epub 2020 May 28. PMID: ; PMCID: PMC7253950. PMID: 32473403

Schonberg MA, Karamourtopoulos M, Jacobson AR, Aliberti GM, Pinheiro A, Smith AK, Davis RB, Schuttner LC, Hamel MB. A Strategy to Prepare Primary Care Clinicians for Discussing Stopping Cancer Screening With Adults Older Than 75 Years. Innov Aging. 2020 Jul 7;4(4):igaa027. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igaa027. PMCID: PMC7413618. PMID: 32793815

Schuttner L, Gunnink E, Sylling P, Taylor L, Fihn SD, Nelson K. Components of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Associated with Perceived Access to Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jun;35(6):1736-1742. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05668-7. Epub 2020 Jan 28. PMCID: PMC7280463. PMID: 31993947

Schuttner L, Reddy A, White AA, Wong ES, Liao JM. Quality in the Context of Value: Reliability of Quality Metrics in an Academic Health System Shifting Toward Value-Based Payments. Am J Med Qual. 2020 Dec;35(6):465-473. doi: 10.1177/1062860620917205. Epub 2020 May 5. PMID: 32367726

Schuttner L, Reddy A, Rosland AM, Nelson K, Wong ES. Association of the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home with Quality of Life in Patients with Multimorbidity. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jan;35(1):119-125. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05429-1. Epub 2019 Oct 30. PMCID: PMC6957610. PMID: 31667750

Wong ES, Schuttner L, Reddy A. Does machine learning improve prediction of VA primary care reliance? Am J Manag Care. 2020 Jan;26(1):40-44. doi: 10.37765/ajmc.2020.42144. PMID: 31951358



Marcotte LM, Schuttner L, Liao JM. Measuring low-value care: learning from the US experience measuring quality. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 Feb;29(2):154-156. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-010191. Epub 2019 Oct 24. PMID: 31649163

Parchman ML, Anderson ML, Coleman K, Michaels LA, Schuttner L, Conway C, Hsu C, Fagnan LJ. Assessing quality improvement capacity in primary care practices. BMC Fam Pract. 2019 Jul 25;20(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12875-019-1000-1. PMCID: PMC6657073. PMID: 31345167

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Media (Video, Podcast, Other)


VHA Primary Care Analytics Team
Low-value Cancer Screenings in the Veterans Health Administration: Rates and Factors Associated with Overuse of Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, and Prostate Cancer Testing

by Linnaea Schuttner, MD, MS
Seminar date: 1/19/2022

Description: Abstract: This presentation reviews findings from a recent observational study of low-value (i.e., guideline-discordant) cancer screening for four common cancers in the VHA: breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer. In this study, the presenters will examine rates of low-value testing occurring among VHA-enrolled patients screened for cancer, using validated definitions of low-value cancer testing. The presenters will evaluate multilevel factors potentially associated with low-value testing at the individual patient, clinician, and system-level, including domains of the VHA’s patient-centered medical home (PACT model). Target Audience: Clinicians, health system leadership, health system researchers.

DOWNLOAD: PDF handout | Audio only (mp3) | transcript will be available at HSR&D webpage