How can we remodel practices into medical homes without a blueprint or a bank account?

J Ambul Care Manage. 2011 Jan-Mar;34(1):3-9. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0b013e3181ff7040.


Medical homes are widely viewed as a solution to the problems with American medical care, despite lack of answers to many important questions. Review of articles from issues of 5 journals devoted to the medical home in 2010 provides few answers to those questions. However, with some exceptions, those answers seem more likely to come from real-life efforts to implement medical homes than from the research literature. In any other industry, that would be the case, especially the key questions about the financial viability of both the transformation of traditional practices and sustainability of the new care model.

MeSH terms

  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Health Facilities
  • Humans
  • Patient-Centered Care*
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Review Literature as Topic
  • United States