Arthur NSM, Blewett LA. Contributions of Key Components of a Medical Home on Child Health Outcomes. Matern Child Health J. 2023 March; 27 (3):476-486. doi: 10.1007/s10995-022-03539-7. Epub 2022 Dec 2.
Summary of Findings: The study examines the effects of five medical home characteristics – including usual source of care, personal doctor/nurse, family-centered care, referral access, and coordinated care – on child health outcomes in Canada. It found that regular access to a medical home was associated with improved child health outcomes and fewer ED visits for children who received care coordination. The study also highlights the need for improved access to medical homes noting that children from racialized, non-English speaking, lower income, lower education, uninsured families had lower rates of access.