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Pie graph: Presence of a Medical Home: Children with Conditions Pie graph: Presence of a Medical Home: Children with Conditions Bar graph: Children with a Medical Home by Number of Conditions

Medical Home

A number of aspects of high-quality health care for children are combined into the concept of the medical home. As defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics, children’s medical care should be accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. The survey included several questions that sought to measure whether a child’s health care met this standard:

A child was defined as having a medical home if his or her care is reported to meet all of these criteria.

Among children aged 2-17 years without emotional, behavioral, or developmental conditions, the care of 58.5 percent of children met this standard. Of children in the same age group with emotional, behavioral, or developmental conditions, 40.2 percent received care through a medical home. For children with one condition, this proportion was 44.1 percent; for children with two conditions, 39.9 percent, and for those with three or more conditions, 27.1 percent.


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