Pediatric Medical Homes Laying the Foundation of a Promising Model of Care

In recent years the nation’s health care system has accelerated the development and implementation of a new model of patient care – the medical home. States, insurers, health care delivery systems, and individual practices are increasingly exploring ways to leverage medical homes to improve the quality of care and limit increases in health care costs.

This Thrive report describes the current status of the medical home concept and explains how it has been broadly defined, applied to children, and measured. It also reports on the number and characteristics of American children served by medical homes and discusses opportunities to further leverage medical homes to improve medical care and achieve better health outcomes for young children, with a particu- lar focus on the coordination of care for vulnerable children.

Source: National Center on Child Poverty

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