care providers to rethink how primary care should be delivered. A variety of innovations are being considered, but one is currently drawing the most attention from both policymakers and health care providers ― the “Patient Centered Medical Home” (PCMH). In fact, various different PCMH models now are being tested in the U.S. Your group, which works for East-West Hospital and Health System, has been asked to prepare a memo for your boss in order to bring him up to date on the PCMH model and its implementation in the United States. He would like you to address the following.
In your opinion, would the PCMH approach to reorganizing primary care in the U.S., if implemented on a broad scale, improve or worsen the predicted shortage of primary care physicians there? Explain.
Your boss is concerned that your memo covers all of this question that you document your thoughts through the use of appropriate citations to the literature. He wants you to limit your memo to no more than one double-spaced, single-sided pages in size 10 font or larger. The references are not included in the four page limit.
In my opinion, PCMH if implemented on a broad scale in US would improve the predicted shortage of primary care physicians .
• Use of multi-medical team e.g Social and mental health services, Clinical preventive services or other Specialists can be decrease the shortage of primary care Physicians.
• Use of Nonphysician e.g Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants can be decrease the shortage of Primary Care Physicians.
• Use of new models of care e.g interactive online tools, and Phone consultation can be decrease the shortage of primary care Physicians.
• This type of innovation PCMH will Increase and Improve the payment system for the Primary Care Physicians which will increase the medical school students and residents who want to join primary care.