Health care on the home front

Jackson, Nancy
March 1998
Workforce;Mar1998, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p30
Focuses on the growth of the home healthcare services segment of the health care industry in the United States. Demographic, technological, economic and consumer trends driving the growth of the home care services; Purpose of home health care; Benefits offered by the services to patients. INSET: Home healthcare: How well are your employees covered?.


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