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Patient-Centered Medical Home Evidence Increases With Time

  By Paul Cotton   “Reports of my death,” Mark Twain famously wrote, “are greatly exaggerated.” The same is true for studies that find little or no benefit with patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). One of the most widely cited and still recalled of these appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2014. The study

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Landmark guide to primary and social care integration launched

The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have launched a joint publication on how adult social care and primary care can work more closely together through the primary care home (PCH) model, an established primary care network. At a time when the health and social care

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Providing Accountable Care; comparing the delivery of Primary Care in the UK and USA through Accountable Care Systems and Organisations

The implementation of accountable care is at a very early stage in the UK, but NHS England is working on developing systems across several regions, based on new models, particularly the Primary Care Home. The US is further ahead, with Accountable Care Organisations, enshrined in legislation since 2010. A two-day symposium held in Washington DC in May 2017

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Achieving the Provision of Integrated Care; exploring the development and successful implementation internationally of new models of integrated care

This report is from a two-day symposium attended by health experts from the UK, USA and Ireland, in Dublin, on April 30 and May 1, 2018. It traces the development and impact of integrated care to date; homes-in on some examples of successful practice; and draws out the key lessons for later-adopters. It identifies factors

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Denmark – A telehealth nation

Like many other countries, Denmark has an ageing population and a growing number of chronic patients. More and more people are in need of healthcare, which places an increasing strain on public finances. Telehealth solutions may help the healthcare system to meet this challenge in a way that also improves the quality of care. Telehealth

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The Patient Centred Medical Home’s Impact on Cost & Quality

The PCMH is an innovation in care delivery designed to advance and achieve the Triple Aim of improved patient experience, improved population health, and reduced cost of care.1 Simply put, a medical home provides enhanced primary care services of value to patients, their families, and the care teams who work with them. The evolving model

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The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality & Utilization

In the decade since the “Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home”2 were published, it has become widely accepted that primary care practice transformation and delivery are essential to achieving the nation’s Quadruple Aim – improving patient and provider experience and the health of the population while decreasing cost. Over that same time span, evidence

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Primary Care: A Framework for the Future

The inaugural ‘Primary Care Partnership’ conference was divided into plenary sessions where global leaders in health shared their experiences and expertise. Participants in the conference – comprising health and social care professionals from across primary care – were tasked with examininga range of areas. The areas covered were as follows: • How primary care teams can better

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Case Study: Primary Care Delivery in France

According to the WHO’s 2008 health report for France, the country doctor has been an integral part of French rural life since the time of King Louis XIV (1638-1715), attending to the basic health needs of villagers. The WHO has identified several developments, however, that threaten to erode the role of the country doctor in

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Case Study: Primary Care Delivery in Denmark

Like other Scandinavian countries, Denmark’s 5.7 million inhabitants enjoy the benefits of a strong welfare state with universal access to healthcare. Therefore general practice is embedded in a universal tax-funded healthcare system in which GP and hospital services are free at the point of use. Patient copayments make up approximately 17 per cent of total

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