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Medical Homes Model Showing Potential

The “medical homes” model for providing health care is showing promise as a way of reducing the cost of care, reducing utilization of unnecessary medical services, improving access to care, and improving population health.

patient careThese are among the findings in a meta-study by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.  The study brings together findings from 21 studies published between August of 2012 and last December.

Medical homes are a major component of accountable care organizations, which are viewed as another important tool in addressing rising health care costs and improving the quality of care delivered.  Many urban safety-net hospitals are pursuing accountable care organization opportunities.

Read about the study and download it here, on the web site of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.

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