Medical homes

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An international telephone administered poll on primary care for patients suffering from chronic condition finds a highest satisfaction rate and efficacy for Medical homes as compared with traditional regular primary care practitioner.

These findings are not surprising (a Porsche goes faster than a Traban!). But the issue, not addressed by the study, is the cost of such medical homes for social security systems.

In France only 52 % of sicker adults suffering from a severe chronic condition had a medical home as defined by the study versus 74 % in the UK. France ranks near US (56 %) and Australia (51 %).

Access to the study here: Health Aff-2011-Schoen-hlthaff.2011.0923

The poll and the study were funded by a private foundation named The commonwealth fund.

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