Exploring Health Outcomes Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care Practices With and Without Care Coordination
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is designed to improve care coordination and chronic care management, while reducing costs and improving quality. A number of research studies have identified the PCMH as promising in improving patient satisfaction and clinical care while reducing costs through avoidance of emergency department (ED) use and inpatient admissions. While the role of the Care Coordinator in primary care homes is relatively new, an expanding body of research suggests that primary care practices that have embraced the PCMH model of care tend to have consistent positive patient outcomes. The purpose of the current study was to assess health outcomes of type 2 diabetic patients in PCMH compared to type 2 diabetic patients served by non-PCMH.