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J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2014 May-Jun;25(3):191-202. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2013.10.007. Epub 2014 Feb 20.

Exploring the medical home in Ryan White HIV care settings: a pilot study.

Abstract

Amid increased attention to the cost of health care, health information technology, and specialization and fragmentation in medicine, the medical home has achieved recognition as a model for more effective and efficient health care. Little data are available on recently funded HIV medical home demonstration projects, and no research richly describes existing medical home characteristics, implementation challenges, and impact on outcomes in longstanding HIV outpatient settings. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWP) provides federal funding for primary and specialty care for people living with HIV. Although RWP clinics developed independently of the medical home model, existing data indirectly support that, with emphasis on primary, comprehensive, and patient-centered care, RWP clinics operate as medical homes. This study explores the development, definition, and implementation of medical home characteristics by RWP-funded providers in order to better understand how it fits with broader debates about medical homes and health care reform.

Copyright © 2014 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

KEYWORDS:

HIV; Ryan White; medical care; medical home

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