About the National Data
Baseline: 48.6 percent of children and adolescents under 18 years received care in a medical home in 2016-17
Target: 53.6 percent
Percentage point improvement
The measurement of medical home access in the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health has been described in detail elsewhere. In brief, the overall medical home measure from the 2016 NSCH is a composite of five sub-component topics assessing whether the child had/received the following based on parent/caregiver report: had a usual doctor or nurse, had a usual source of sick care (other than the emergency room); received needed referrals, received needed care coordination, and received family-centered care.
1. Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.