The impact of medical home on selected children's health outcome

Soc Work Health Care. 2011;50(5):347-59. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2011.567129.


Medical Home practice has been shown to deliver effective health care to children. This practice model calls for providing patient-centered care that is compassionate, culturally effective, coordinated, integrated, safe, of high quality, and accessible. This study shows that children in the states with a higher amount of Medical Home received childhood vaccinations at a higher rate than others. However, Medical Home had a limited effect on the rate of children receiving dental/medical services, mental health services, or number of overweight children.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Child Welfare
  • Child, Preschool
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Mental Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Overweight / prevention & control
  • Overweight / therapy
  • Patient-Centered Care* / statistics & numerical data
  • Preventive Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Regression Analysis
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United States
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data