Latino Access to the Patient-Centered Medical Home

The patient-centered medical home, an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults, has been identified as a model that can offer high-quality health care. Researchers found that only a third of Mexican Americans and Central/South Americans living in the United States receive care in the patient center medical home. Of the groups studied, those who had access to a medical home had higher rates of preventive care and positive patient experiences.

Preventive care and positive patient experiences associated with a patient centered medical home have been found to improve health and reduce high-cost emergency room visits.