Medical homes show promise for reducing preventable deaths

01/10/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Access to the primary care features that characterize the medical home model significantly reduced patients' risk of dying over a six-year period, according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine. The study was based on data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the National Death Index. Adoption of the medical home concept could reduce hospitalizations and costs, a University of California, Davis, researcher said.

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