Parent Survey: Most Valuable Components of Medical Home

Better child health outcomes, higher family satisfaction, and decreased cost of care are some of the documented outcomes of providing pediatric care in a comprehensive medical home. 

The medical home recognizes the family as a constant in a child's life and emphasizes partnership between health care professionals and families. Yet researchers have not specifically asked parents which components of the medical home they most value or how satisfied they are with the care their child receives. Now, findings from a survey of parents in California suggest that parents most value ready access to care and a family-centered approach. Practices looking to improve the care they offer might focus on those components.

 

Photo of Issue Brief

Downloads

Author

Edward L. Schor, MD, Lori Turk-Bicakci, PhD, and Holly Henry, PhD

Published Date

November 29, 2018

Type

Focus

Topics

Get the Latest Updates

Newsletter

Stay informed on news, policy, research, events, and advocacy opportunities by subscribing to the newsletter from the California Advocacy Network for Children with Special Health Care Needs.

You can also view archives of past editions.