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Medical Homes Can Reduce Spending for High-Risk Patients, but Design and Implementation Matter

Medical homes lead to improvements in breast cancer screening rates, lower use of specialist visits, and increased cervical cancer screening.

A recent meta-analysis (Health Affairs, Mar. 2017) that evaluated the findings from 11 medical home initiatives revealed significant variation in health care use, costs, and quality. In a new To the Point post, authors Anna Sinaiko, David Meyers, and Meredith Rosenthal of the Harvard School of Public Health discuss their findings and the implications for the medical home’s future.

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