Published studies of the medical home model’s impact on costs, use of services, and health outcomes have so far yielded decidedly mixed findings. A major challenge for evaluators has been the preponderance of relatively small “underpowered” studies. Under this grant, researchers will perform a meta-analysis that will pool the results of these small studies, both published and unpublished, thus enabling more precise and robust conclusions regarding the effectiveness of medical homes. The analysis is expected to inform policy decisions on whether to sustain, expand, or revise initiatives that are testing new payment and delivery models in primary care.
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President and Fellows of Harvard College
Meredith B. Rosenthal, Ph.D.