Using the PACIC in Your Work

Individuals interested in using the PACIC in non-commercial quality improvement work or research are free to do so. No permission is needed for personal or non-commercial use.  Commercial use of the PACIC requires a written license from Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health Cooperative).

PLEASE NOTE:  The PACIC is a validated instrument, indicating that the wording or content of the questions cannot be changed or altered in any way.

The citation for the original validation paper in English authored by our team

Glasgow RE, Wagner EH, Schaefer J, Mahoney LD,  Reid RJ, Greene SM. Development and Validation of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC). Med Care  2005; 43(5):436-44. [Link]

Please ensure that authorship is attributed to The MacColl Center as follows, and that it appears prominently on each page of the instrument:  "Copyright 2004 The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation, Group Health Cooperative".

Non-English translations of the PACIC may be validated, but as these were not the work of the ICIC program you must contact the team that translated the instrument. 

If you are planning to translate the PACIC, please note the following:

  • Original authorship must be attributed to The MacColl Center on each page of the instrument:  "Copyright 2004 The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation, Group Health Cooperative". 
  • Because the PACIC is a validated tool, translated versions of the PACIC must be re-named to reflect that it is a new instrument.  We are happy to provide additional information about naming and formatting translation documents.