Patient-centered Medical Home Fails to Deliver Quality Improvement

In what is sure to be a setback to the PCMH movement, a new study showed that the PCMH model failed to deliver promised quality improvements.

One of the first, largest, and longest-running multipayer trials of patient-centered medical home medical practices in the United States was associated with limited improvements in quality and was not associated with reductions in use of hospital, emergency department, or ambulatory care services or total costs of care over three years, according to a study. The patient-centered medical home is a team-based model of primary care practice intended to improve the quality, efficiency, and patient experience of care. Professional associations, payers, policy makers, and other stakeholders have advocated for the patient-centered medical home model.”

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225162702.htm

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