New brief outlines strategies to put patients at the center of primary care
Research Activities, August 2011, No. 372
A new brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Strategies to Put Patients at the Center of Primary Care, highlights 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, quality improvement activities in the primary care practice, and the development and implementation of policy and research related to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH).
Strategies to Put Patients at the Center of Primary Care 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 and other resources, including white papers and a searchable database of PCMH-related articles, is available from AHRQ's online PCMH Resource Center at http://www.pcmh.ahrq.gov.