Journal Article A House Is Not A Home
Keeping Patients At The Center Of Practice Redesign
Robert A. Berenson, Terry Hammons, David N. Gans, Stephen Zuckerman, Katie Merrell
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The "patient-centered medical home" has been promoted as an enhanced model of primary care. Based on a literature review and interviews with practicing physicians, we find that medical home advocates and physicians have somewhat different, although not necessarily inconsistent, expectations of what the medical home should accomplishfrom greater responsiveness to the needs of all patients to increased focus on care management for patients with chronic conditions. As the medical home concept is further developed, it will be important to not overemphasize redesign of practices at the expense of patient-centered care, which is the hallmark of excellent primary care.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health care delivery and payment Health equity
Policy Centers Health Policy Center