Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Policy and Management

First Advisor

Elise Bolda


Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), comprehensive primary care, Muskie School of Public Service


The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a new model of care endorsed in 2007 by the four major primary care physician associations. The PCMH is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth, and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians, and, when appropriate, the patient’s family as defined in the 2007 document Joint Principles of the Patient-Center Medical Home. The five key principles as defined in the article are:
1) Physician Directed Medical Practice
2) Whole Person Orientation
3) Care is Coordinated and/or Integrated across health systems and the community
4) Quality and Safety
5) Enhanced Access to care

It is a model which coordinates the care of patients across all spectrums of the health care market and is founded on four main ideas; primary care, patient-centered care, new-model practice, and payment reform.

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