National Academy of Medicine

The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Path Toward Health Equity?

By Winston Wong, Karen M. Anderson, Irene Dankwa-Mullan, Melissa A. Simon, William A. Vega
September 13, 2012 | Discussion Paper

Equity was identified as one of the six core dimensions of a high-performing, high-quality health care system in the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001). The report concluded that health care should be “equitable, (that is) providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status”.

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