ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The medical home and the accountable care organization need each other.
The article, an overview of the results of research into the outcomes of the TransforMed National Demonstration Project, is based on an interview with one of the key members of the research team.
Can you walk there, or do you need to fly?
The author recommends an organized, step-by-step approach to converting a typical family medicine practice to a patient-centered medical home.
This article discusses the concept of self-management and how best to teach patients with chronic illness to manage their illness with skill and self-efficacy.
It's hard to hit a moving target.
The article draws on the experiences of practices in the TransforMed National Demonstration Project and explains the changes they have made to become more patient centered.
If the PCMH represents good primary care, why isn't it defined by the criteria of good primary care?
Never assume that a critical message has been delivered.
The authors explain how physicians can effectively negotiate the agenda of a primary care visit with a patient who brings in a list of issues to cover.