Measuring Care Coordination in Medical Homes

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<p>Patient-centered medical homes offer accessible, coordinated, comprehensive care focused on patients' needs. One of the primary activities of the medical home is care coordination, which involves sharing test results with patients and all of their providers, ensuring patients have follow-up appointments, and much more. </p>
<p>To understand if patients’ needs are being met, consistent performance measurement and reporting about the effectiveness and quality of care coordination are critical. In a new <a href="/blog/2011/measuring-care-coordination-medical-homes">blog post</a>, The Commonwealth Fund’s Melinda Abrams and Karen Crow outline seven key strategies to help health systems effectively measure care coordination as a routine part of medical home activities. The post is a summary of a chapter by Commonwealth Fund staff in a Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative guide released today. <br /></p>