The PMH model can help you provide your patients with continuity and comprehensive care. For most people across Canada, their family doctors are their first points of contact with the health care system.
The trusting relationship you build with your patients can produce better health outcomes. Studies have shown that populations with better access to continuing care over the years from the same personal physician have fewer hospitalizations and better health outcomes.
All people in Canada should have their own family physician. The PMH can help to achieve this.
The PMH is also designed to help family physicians better coordinate programs and services for their patients. While many family doctors provide comprehensive care regardless of their practice design, the PMH can serve as a reference to enhance care for patients.
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