Deeble Issues Brief No. 21: Health Care Homes - Principles and enablers for their implementation in Australia
This paper examines the Health Care Home program being developed by the Australian Government Department of Health. It proposes that the model should be patient-centred, flexible and delivered according to local needs and local system capacity, but must also be built on shared principles and values, and must acknowledge the need to address both the business model and the care model. Without shared principles, the capacity to achieve substantial system change and acceptance from funders, providers and patients will be compromised.