Brief outlines strategies to put patients at the center of primary care

Research Activities, September 2011, No. 373

AHRQ has released a new brief, The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Strategies to Put Patients at the Center of Primary Care, highlighting opportunities to improve patient engagement in primary care. The brief focuses on involvement at three levels: the engagement of patients and families in their own care, in quality improvement activities in the primary care practice, and in the development and implementation of policy and research related to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The brief provides a clear and concise definition of the PCMH and outlines six strategies that can be used to support primary care practices in their efforts to engage patients and families.

This brief, white papers, and a searchable database of PCMH-related articles, is available from AHRQ's PCMH Resource Center at http://www.pcmh.ahrq.gov/portal/server.pt/community/pcmh__home/1483.

Current as of September 2011
Internet Citation: Brief outlines strategies to put patients at the center of primary care: Research Activities, September 2011, No. 373. September 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/sep11/0911RA35.html