Blog | Monday, May 18, 2009

Evidence for the PCMH


An article in today's Philly Inquirer offered an update on the patient-centered medical home pilot that we recently covered in ACP Internist. A year into the Pennsylvania program, the percentage of participating diabetics with their "blood sugar under control" (the article doesn't specify what measure) increased from 33% to 44%. Sounds pretty good.

However, there does seem to be debate about whether practicing in a PCMH is fun or not. Two quotes from the article:
"It has been fun to create a system where there is a real strong interdisciplinary approach to managing diabetes," said the executive director of one practice.
"I can't say we are having a lot of fun," said a doc from another practice.

Lucky they decided against calling it the fun-centered medical home.