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Medical News & Perspectives
October 22 2008

Large Group Practices Lag in Adopting Patient-Centered “Medical Home” Model

JAMA. 2008;300(16):1875. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.501

The institutions thought to be the best equipped to incorporate the patient-centered “medical home” model for delivering health care—large group practices—are falling short in adopting this approach, according to a study of nearly 300 medical groups in the United States.

The medical home model, which was endorsed in February 2007 by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association, emphasizes comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated primary care, with the aim of ensuring the best outcomes for patients.