Many of the goals of the PCMH rely on improved communication and coordination among health care providers and institutions. Specialists, hospitals, other providers, health plans, and other stakeholders play key roles in ensuring a close-knit and high-functioning medical neighborhood. This paper examines the various “neighbors” in the medical neighborhood and how these neighbors could work together better, thus allowing the PCMH to reach its full potential to improve patient outcomes.
AHRQ Guide on Coordinating Care in the Medical Neigbhorhood
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