medical home

medical home2016-11-10T15:33:21+00:00

medical home   

A term of Humpty-Dumpty etymology, i.e., the definitions differ depending on the user.

MANAGED CARE

A term of art referring to a home in the USA for which there is adequate health insurance coverage of family members for continuous preventive and primary care.

PRIMARY CARE

See Patient-centered medical home

PUBLIC HEALTH

A home in which hazards for a particular condition–e.g., asthma–are minimised, by reducing risks associated with exacerbation of that condition–e.g., no smoking in the house, reduction of allergens, etc.

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