Isn’t ‘Medical Home’ another word for ‘General Practice’?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in | Comments Off on Isn’t ‘Medical Home’ another word for ‘General Practice’?

In Australia, all medical homes are general practices, but not all general practices are medical homes. Some general practices would have to change some of the ways they deliver care to meet the criteria of a medical home. This may include measures to improve continuity, or team based care, or comprehensiveness, or care coordination, or access, or participation in quality improvement programs. Quality General Practice, as defined by the RACGP, is an excellent blueprint for a medical home.