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Family-Centered Care

Published:January 31, 2011DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2010.12.004
      Several recent reports describe the important role medical homes play in ensuring favorable outcomes for children.
      • Wood D.
      • Winterbauer N.
      • Sloyer P.
      • et al.
      A longitudinal study of a pediatric practice-based versus an agency-based model of care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs.
      • Antonelli R.C.
      • Stille C.J.
      • Antonelli D.M.
      Care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs: a descriptive, multisite study of activities, personnel costs, and outcomes.
      • Martin A.B.
      • Crawford S.
      • Probst J.C.
      • et al.
      Medical homes for children with special health care needs: a program evaluation.
      • Duby J.C.
      Role of the medical home in family-centered early intervention services.
      Central to the success of a medical home is the practice of family-centered care (FCC). The purpose of this commentary is to describe the evolution of FCC, provide an updated definition of FCC, and discuss implications for practice, programs, and policy.
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