Patient-centered medical homes: observable types derived from national recognition assessment scores. Academic Article uri icon



  • Cluster Analysis
  • Humans
  • New York

MeSH Major

  • Models, Organizational
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Primary Health Care


  • The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a strategy to transform primary care delivery organizations. However, PCMHs take on many forms and can "look different." To better understand the activities of organizations undertaking this strategy, we sought to identify discernible PCMH types using cluster analyses. From a sample of level 3 National Committee for Quality Assurance PCMHs, We extracted 3 types of PCMHs: information-focused, efficiency-focused, and high-scoring. Our findings confirm that the PCMH is not a uniform intervention. Characterizing PCMHs with particular areas of focus has implications for understanding the transformation process, identifying areas for continued practice development, and advancing evaluation of this organizational model.

publication date

  • April 2015
  • June 2015

has subject area

  • Cluster Analysis
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational
  • New York
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Primary Health Care



  • Journal Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000064

PubMed ID

  • 25748263

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 144

end page

  • 152


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