Myth or Fact: a medical home is some kind of “hospice . . . halfway house . . . [or] group home for patients.”
Fact: a medical home is none of these. It is instead likely to be a primary care doctor’s office that uses a team of professionals to pay much more attention to prevention, to coordination of care, to managing chronic diseases effectively, and to staying on top of a ton of details needed to help ensure that you get good results.
The quotation above is a bewildered patient’s guess about the meaning of the term “medical home,” as reported in “Putting Patients at the Center of the Medical Home,” by Pauline Chen, New York Times, 15 July 2010.