The changes involved in patient-centered medical home transformation

Prim Care. 2012 Jun;39(2):241-59. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2012.03.002. Epub 2012 Apr 24.


In 2007, the major primary care professional societies collaboratively introduced a new model of primary care: the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The published document outlines the basic attributes and expectations of a PCMH but not with the specificity needed to help interested clinicians and administrators make the necessary changes to their practice. To identify the specific changes required to become a medical home, the authors reviewed literature and sought the opinions of two multi-stakeholder groups. This article describes the eight consensus change concepts and 32 key changes that emerged from this process, and the evidence supporting their inclusion.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Evidence-Based Practice / methods
  • Goals
  • Health Care Reform / methods*
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Patient Participation
  • Patient-Centered Care / methods*
  • Quality of Health Care / statistics & numerical data*
  • United States