Coordinated Care Through ‘Medical Home’ Best for Chronically Ill Kids

Children suffering from complex chronic illnesses can receive effective and less expensive care from a “medical home” or clinic of easy-to-access health care professionals, according to a new study published in the Dec. 24/31 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The children who received treatment at an enhanced medical home clinic at the University of Texas in Houston were less likely to need hospitalization compared to those who received their usual care outside the clinic.

Learn more about the study’s findings on Health Day.