The medical home in Canada: patient perceptions of quality and safety

Healthc Manage Forum. Spring 2009;22(1):47-51. doi: 10.1016/S0840-4704(10)60292-X.

Abstract

With evidence suggesting that primary health care can lead to increased quality and safety of health care, we examined the relationship between the presence of a medical home and the safety and quality of health care in Canada. Our results conclude that the presence of a medical home is associated with improved self-reported access to health care services, coordination of and confidence in services received, and provider knowledge and fewer medical errors.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health*
  • Canada
  • Humans
  • Patient-Centered Care*
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • Safety