Enhanced Access

In order to ensure optimal access to care in a medical home, appointment systems and scheduling may need to be modified to increase the availability of same-day and next-day appointments, and to reduce waiting times for appointments.

Medical Home Safety Net Initiative, Resources on Enhanced Access

Wagner EH, Coleman K, Reid RJ, Phillips K, Sugarman JR. Guiding Transformation: How Medical Practices Can Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes, The Commonwealth Fund (2012)

Willard R, Bodenheimer T. The Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care: Lessons from the Field, California HealthCare Foundation (2012)

Murray M, Bodenheimer T, Rittenhouse D, Grumbach K.  Improving timely access to primary care: case studies of the advanced access model.  JAMA. (2003);289(8):1042-1046

Tantau C. Accessing patient-centered care using the advanced access model. J Ambul Care Manage. (2009);32(1):32-43

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