Table 1.

Core Attributes of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program11

Core AttributeDescription
AccessPatients get the care they need when they need it
AccountabilityClinics are responsible for making sure patients receive the best possible care
Comprehensive, whole-person careClinics provide patients all the care, information, and services they need
ContinuityClinics work with patients and their community to improve patient and population health outcomes over time
Coordination and integrationClinics help patients navigate the system to meet their needs in a safe and timely way
Patient and family centeredPatients are the most important members of the health care team and are ultimately responsible for their overall health and wellness