Parents' preferences for enhanced access to the pediatric medical home: A qualitative study

Joseph S. Zickafoose, Lisa R. Decamp, Dana J. Sambuco, Lisa A. Prosser

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Abstract

Enhanced access services are key components of the patient-centered medical home, but they are resource-intensive and may require significant trade-offs by practices and patients. Using qualitative research methods, we interviewed 20 parents about experiences accessing primary care for their children, priorities for enhanced access, and willingness to make trade-offs. Parents had strong preferences for certain services, such as same-day sick care appointments, and were willing to make trade-offs for high-priority services. Primary care practices and medical home programs should educate families about trade-offs needed to implement new services and engage families in setting priorities for medical home implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-12
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • enhanced access
  • medical home
  • pediatrics
  • primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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