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patient centered medical home (e-Health) (PCMH)

A medical home, medical home or patient centered medical home (PCMH), is a model of medical care for patients. This model is about comprehensive primary care, taking into account the relationships between the patient, physician, clinic, caregivers, and family.

The medical home does not refer to the patient's home, but to all health care, from wherever and by whomever it is delivered. It must be delivered in any location with compassion and respect for the patient so that the patient's dignity is not compromised in any way.

Medical principles have been established for the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) that relate to the patient, medical professionals, caregivers, and health care quality and safety. An important criterion emerges from the designation Patient Centered, patient-centered. It states that the partnership between physicians, patients and their families must be ensured to respect the patient's wishes, needs and preferences. Another aspect relates to care, which should be comprehensive. The team is responsible for the patient's physical and mental condition. The care of the patient is an important aspect in which the nurses, hospitals, home health care and social services can be involved. This involves day-and-night all-around care.

Englisch: patient centered medical home (e-Health) - PCMH
Updated at: 14.11.2019
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