As Election Day nears, Americans want their next President to support a patient-centered medical home as part of their health care reform agenda. A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative found that support for the major presidential candidates’ health care plans surges when the patient-centered medical home model is included.
The survey found that more than 75 percent of U.S. adults who indicated their opinion would change said they would increase their support for the next U.S. President’s health care reform plan if it includes a patient-centered medical home, characterized by a team-based approach to care led by a personal physician’s practice, which maximizes health outcomes by providing continuous and coordinated care throughout a patient’s life.
The survey of 2,022 self-identified registered voters found that 96 percent think it’s important that health care reform is a top priority for the next president. In addition, the majority of respondents (56 percent) reported that it is difficult to navigate the health care system for themselves and their families. For more information on the survey, click here.