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Patient Centered Medical Home

A Medical Home is an approach to providing comprehensive and high-quality primary care. It builds partnerships with clinical specialists, families, and community resources. The Medical Home recognizes the family as a constant in a child's life and emphasizes partnership between health care professionals and families, for this reason it is based on the following characteristics:
  • Accessible.
  • Family-centered, as a fundamental element in medical decision making.
  • Continuity of patient care from initial care through adulthood.
  • Comprehensive to the child and family.
  • Coordinated between the family, the medical team and the necessary organizations.
  • Compassionate about well-being of a child and family.
  • Respect about the family and child's culture, language, beliefs, and traditions (Culturally Effective).

The medical home encompasses five functions and attributes:

 
 

Medical Home Advantages

  • Learn about the child and his family to provide medical treatments according to their particular characteristics.
  • Find Specialists when they are needed.
  • Obtain information about the child's medical condition in a timely manner.
  • Spend enough time with you to ensure you understand what you need to do reach your health goals and answer any questions you may have.
  • Be available to you after hours for your urgent needs that cannot wait until the next day.
  • Participate in decision-making about the child's medical treatment.
  • Provide tools and resources and help you find information to care for your child.
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