There's a doctor in your house

Bridgeford, Lydell C.
December 2007
Employee Benefit News;Dec2007, Vol. 21 Issue 15, p35
The article considers the practice of Microsoft of dispatching physicians to workers' homes to avoid costly non-urgent emergency room visits in the U.S. With the help of Seattle-based company Carena, Microsoft employees avoid the expensive and ineffective emergency room visits, which is unnecessary for non-life-threatening injuries and diseases. House visits by physicians start with a call being received by a Carena nurse, who then contacts a physician for the house call.


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