TABLE 2

Association of a Medical Home With Health Care Utilization Outcomes Among Children Without Special Health Care Needs

Health Care Utilization OutcomesChildren Without Special Health Care Needs
% (SE)OR (95% CI)aOR (95% CI)a
Children With a Medical HomeChildren Without a Medical Home
Preventive visitsb
 ≥181.7 (0.3)74.5 (0.6)1.53 (1.43–1.64)*1.32 (1.22–1.43)*
 018.3 (0.3)25.5 (0.6)ReferenceReference
Outpatient sick visits
 ≥167.7 (0.4)71.5 (0.6)0.83 (0.78–0.89)*0.71 (0.66–0.76)*
 032.3 (0.4)28.5 (0.6)ReferenceReference
ED sick visits
 ≥116.0 (0.3)21.0 (0.5)0.71 (0.66–0.77)*0.70 (0.65–0.76)*
 084.0 (0.3)79.0 (0.5)ReferenceReference
  • a Adjusted for gender, age, race and ethnicity, household income as % of the FPL, highest attained parental education, primary language spoken in the home, current insurance coverage, and family structure.

  • b Medical home status defined without number of preventive visits with the PDN in the past 12 months.

  • * Significant at P < .05.