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The Patient’s Medical Home

Patients Medical Home Implementation

The Patients Medical Home (PMH) model is the future of family practice in Canada. In this vision, every family practice across Canada offers the medical care that Canadians want — seamless care that is centred on individual patients’ needs, within their community, throughout every stage of life, and integrated with other health services.

The trusting relationship built with patients over time can produce better health outcomes. Studies have shown that populations with better access to continuing care over the years from the same personal physician have fewer hospitalizations and better health outcomes.

The PMH is also designed to help family physicians better coordinate programs and services for their patients. While many family doctors provide comprehensive care regardless of their practice design, the PMH can serve as a reference to enhance care for patients.

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) continues to advocate and work alongside government and health organizations in Alberta to ensure that the resources and supports are in place to advance this vision.

Would you like to know how closely your practice aligns with the pillars of the PMH? Click here to access the CFPC Self-Assessment Tool.