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Clin Geriatr Med. 2009 Feb;25(1):19-34, v. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2008.10.005.

The past, present, and future of house calls.

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University of California-San Francisco, 3333 California Street, #380, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA.

Abstract

This article describes: the origin and evolution of house calls; what is uniquely gained from house calls for both patients and providers; key clinical issues managed at home; evidence that house calls improve outcomes; organization of house call practices; and changes in Medicare reimbursement, technology, and interdisciplinary team care that have influenced the delivery of home-based medical care.

PMID:
19217490
DOI:
10.1016/j.cger.2008.10.005
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