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The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is commonly cited as a solution to the shortcomings of primary care in the United States. With numerous PCMH pilot and demonstrations projects under way, there is a vital need for rigorous evaluations that can help to share knowledge and shape future projects.
Investigators participating in nine different evaluations of PCMHs shared experiences, methodological strategies, and challenges. The group produced the following seven recommendations for future PCMH evaluations:
Comprehensive, longitudinal evaluations that incorporate both quantitative and qualitative measures are necessary to evaluate PCMH models.