Title

The Medical Home, Health Services, and Clinical Family Medicine Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2008

Abstract

This September/October 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM) features a multifaceted discussion on the medical home, plus a selection of health services research and clinical research with a broad base of funding, investigators, and spectrum of primary care settings. Here we highlight studies that provide new/clarifying results,15 mixed results,68 and unexpected results.6,7 Several reports provide information and data on major tenets of family medicine: Clark et al6studied continuity between prenatal care and infant care; Mainous et al5 described the long-term personal history importance to future risk of disease; and Merenstein and Merenstein9 provide patient feedback on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship.

DOI

10.3122/jabfm.2008.05.080141


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