Introducing home-based medical care

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Abstract

As the population ages, home-based medical care becomes increasingly important in the care of frail, functionally impaired older adults. Unfortunately, formal education in home-based medical care is limited, and misconceptions abound. This book is intended to be a practical clinical reference for health care providers who practice medicine in the home. Home-based medical care is highly relevant to the evolving health service delivery system in the USA, but terminology related to this field can be confusing. We adopt the term “home-based medical care” to emphasize the relevance of this practice model as part of the contemporary health care system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages3-7
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319233659
ISBN (Print)9783319233642
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Geriatric medicine
  • Home-based medical care
  • Medical home visits
  • Medical house calls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)

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