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How Can We Remodel Practices Into Medical Homes Without a Blueprint or a Bank Account?

Solberg, Leif I. MD

The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management: January/March 2011 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 3–9
doi: 10.1097/JAC.0b013e3181ff7040
Issue on the Medical Home: Original Article

Medical homes are widely viewed as a solution to the problems with American medical care, despite lack of answers to many important questions. Review of articles from issues of 5 journals devoted to the medical home in 2010 provides few answers to those questions. However, with some exceptions, those answers seem more likely to come from real-life efforts to implement medical homes than from the research literature. In any other industry, that would be the case, especially the key questions about the financial viability of both the transformation of traditional practies and sustainability of the new care model.

Health Partners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Correspondence: Leif I. Solberg, MD, HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, MS#21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 (leif.i.solberg@healthpartners.com).

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.