Advantages Of Patient Centered Medical Home

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How the Patient-Centered Medical Home Improve Care When a patient arrives at a doctors appointment they expect to have the best care provided to them by the PCMH (patient centered medical home). The question is, does the PCMH improve care of the patient, and how? There has been many experiments and findings that the PCMH does in fact improve care. What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home exactly? The medical home is a model of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. (Defining the PCMH. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.) It is known as how primary care should be coordinated and delivered throughout the healthcare system. The model encourages the health care providers and teams to meet patients where they are, from the most simple to the most complex conditions. Many would think it means medical care at home. Home in PCMH is actually not a place at all. The medical home is not a destination, it is a model for achieving excellent primary care. It is a place where patients are treated with respect,…show more content…
In Early Evidence on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (Peikes D, Zutshi A, Genevro J, Smith K, Parchman M, Meyers D. 2012.) The purpose of their research was to see if the patient-centered medical home aims to breathe new life into primary care and attain better quality, lower costs, and improved care. This study reviews the early evidence on effectiveness of the PCMH. Their conclusion was that improving primary care is the pillar to achieving the triple aim outcomes. The PCMH is an up-and-coming innovation, and the model is quickly growing. Stronger evaluations are needed to provide more information on how to clarify and target the model to establish that the ample efforts of practices needed to adopt the model are most effective. (Peikes D, Zutshi A, Genevro J, Smith K, Parchman M, Meyers D.
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