TITLE

Back to black bag and horse-and-buggy medicine

AUTHOR(S)
Walkinshaw, Erin
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 16, p1829
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the results of the 2010 National Physician Survey which focuses on the house calls done by physicians. The survey revealed that physicians preferred to do a lot of house calls as they get older which is said to be a reflection of the relationship aspect of their work. It also notes that physicians preferred to do house calls as it prevents hospital admissions and readmissions as well as delaying and preventing admissions to long-term care.
ACCESSION #
67229052

 

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