The Medical Home: What Do We Know, What Do We Need to Know? A Review of the Earliest Evidence on the Effectiveness of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model

March 2013
AHRQ Publication No. 12(14)-0020-1-EF
Prepared For:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850,

Contract Numbers: HHSA290200900019I/HHSA29032002T, HHSA290200900019I/HHSA29032005T
Prepared By: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ; Aparajita Zutshi, Ph.D., Deborah Peikes, Ph.D., M.P.A., Kimberly Smith, Ph.D., M.P.A., Melissa Azur, Ph.D. (Mathematica Policy Research),  Janice Genevro, Ph.D., Michael Parchman, M.D., David Meyers, M.D. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).
Table 5. Number of evaluations that assessed each triple aim outcome and health care professional experience
Number of Evaluations That Assessed the Outcome
OutcomeUsing Any MethodUsing Rigorous Methods
Quality of Care
Processes of Care 7 3
Health Outcomes 4 3
Mortality 2 2
Cost and Service Use
Costs (with or without the Intervention) 11 4
Hospital Use 12 5
Emergency Department Use 9 3
Experience of Care
Patient 5 3
Caregiver 2 2
Health Care Professional Experience
Health Care Professional Experience 5 1