TABLE 1.

Benefits of a Particular Place or Person as the Medical Home

IdentificationWith a PersonIdentificationWith a Place
Better problem/needs recognition++
More accurate/earlier diagnosis++
Better concordance
 Appointment keeping++++
 Treatment advice++
Less emergency department use++
Fewer hospitalizations+++
Lower costs+++
Better prevention (some types)++++
Better monitoring+
Fewer drug prescriptions+
Fewer unmet needs+++
Increased satisfaction++
  • ++ indicates evidence good; +, evidence moderate.

  • Source: Starfield.