|What is Comprehensive Care?|
|Primary care providers are accountable for meeting the large majority of each patient’s physical and mental health needs.|
Explore AHRQ’s briefs and papers that provide more information on these medical home principles.
|Brief||Ensuring that Patient Centered Medical Homes Effectively Serve Patients with Complex Needs||The PCMH model currently offers or coordinates many of the services required for patients with complex needs. This decisionmaker brief offers programmatic and policy changes that can help practices, especially smaller ones, better deliver services to all patients, including those with the most complex health needs.||(PDF-88.66KB)
|White Paper||Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment in the Patient-Centered Medical Home||The majority of PCMH demonstrations have not explicitly addressed the integration of mental health services into primary care. This paper examines successful approaches to delivering mental health treatment in primary care and PCMH settings.||(PDF-181.16KB) PDF Help||HTML|
|White Paper||Coordinating Care for Adults with Complex Care Needs in the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Challenges and Solutions||Patients who have complex health needs typically require both medical and social services and support from a wide variety of providers and caregivers. This paper discusses strategies that are needed to help primary care practices perform as effective medical homes to coordinate such services for patients with complex care needs.||(PDF-91.18KB)