Patient Centered Medical Home is a model of patient care that was first introduced by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1967 and expanded in the late 2000s to include family practice and internal medicine physicians. The goal is to promote quality care that improves the health of the population, enhances the patient experience of care and controls or reduces the overall cost of health care. 

Benefits for the patient include:

Patients and the medical care team should experience:

The five core attributes of the PCMH as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are: