General Practice is a field of medicine with rapid advancements and medical innovations. This era is fully depended on highly sophisticated patient care modalities.
In recent years, healthcare practices, organizations, and policymakers have emphasized and promoted the transformation of traditional primary care in the United States to a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of primary care. In 2007, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association published seven core principles of a PCMH: a personal physician for each patient, care throughout all stages of illness, coordinated and integrated care, quality and safety at each level of care, expanded access to care, and payment that accounts for the value added. In addition, the AAP noted that a PCMH for infants, children, and adolescents should be accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective . Based on this framework, a PCMH should result in cost-effective and efficient care. Caprice Knapp et al. Linking Primary Care to the Community: A Study of Pediatric Practices in Florida.
Journal of general practice is an online bimonthly publishing articles based on recent updates in this field of medicine and patient centered care.
Last date updated on June, 2014