The search for the patient-centered medical home resembles the quest for the Holy Grail. Yet no one is sure what this sacred vessel actually looks like. Elements of the patient-centered medical home have been identified by the National Committee on Quality Assurance requirements and meaningful use components from the US federal government (Table). Three articles in this issue of the Archives provoke thoughts regarding what primary care transformation—the Holy Grail—is all about.
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