House Calls to Avoid Emergency Calls

March 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Mar2010, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p51
The article focuses on medical house call programs in the U.S. The American Academy of Home Care Physician states that around 4,000 physician, in addition to physician assistants and nurses, have incorporated home visits into their practice. According to the article, the program is an alternative for patients who cannot leave their homes, keeps elderly patients from nursing home care, and provides health workers with information on the home condition of the patient. It also discusses the issue of payment or medicare coverage involved in the program.


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