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Patient opinion regarding patient-centered medical home fundamentals.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES
Although conceptually there is agreement on how the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) should be organized, there is little information regarding which PCMH components are the most important to patients.
METHODS
An anonymous, voluntary survey was administered to patients at three US academic medical centers. Questions sought opinions regarding the National Committee for Quality Assurance's key components and essential elements of the PCMH. Analysis of the survey responses was conducted using SAS version 9.1.
RESULTS
A total of 780 surveys were returned. Patients expressed believing strongly that the ability to coordinate care, help patients to manage their own disease, and track laboratory results were the most important aspects of a PCMH office. There were no differences in response to the survey according to age, sex, race, or site. Patients listed care coordination, patient self-management, and improved access to care as the top priority attributes of a PCMH.
CONCLUSIONS
Patients were consistent in their opinions that care coordination, access, and patient self-management were the most important elements of a PCMH.

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  • Authors

    Wexler RK, King DE, Andrews M

    Source

    Southern medical journal 105:4 2012 Apr pg 238-41

    MeSH

    Data Collection
    Female
    Health Services Accessibility
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Patient-Centered Care
    Patients
    Self Care
    United States

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22475677