Quality & Safety
|What are Quality & Safety?|
|A commitment to safe, high-quality care through engagement in quality improvement activities and safety monitoring.|
There are tools and resources available in the System Approach to Quality & Safety reference library that will provide more information about these principles.
|Brief||The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Strategies to Put Patients at the Center of Primary Care||The PCMH must fully engage patients to achieve its objectives, and this brief describes how decisionmakers can encourage a model of care that truly reflects the needs, preferences, and goals of patients and families.||(PDF-106.34KB) PDF Help||HTML|
|White Paper||Engaging Patients and Families in the Medical Home||A key element of the PCMH model is engaging patients and caregivers in their care. This paper offers policymakers and researchers insights into opportunities to engage patients and families in the medical home and includes a framework for conceptualizing opportunities for engagement. It also reviews the evidence base for these activities, and offers examples of existing efforts as well as implications for policy and research.||(PDF-526.27KB) PDF Help||HTML|