Many practices treating children don't meet medical home standards

02/4/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A survey of pediatric, family and general practices that treat children found that on average they met less than 40% of the elements required to become medical homes, according to research from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The report in Pediatrics said most practices met requirements for enhanced access and continuity, and for providing self-care support and community resources, but less than half met standards for planning and managing care, tracking and coordinating care, and measuring and improving performance.

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