An old-fashioned concept may be making a comeback, and the notion of physicians providing home-based care is no longer just a pleasant memory of a time gone by, but may very well be the future of healthcare.
Many patients have little or no access to proper healthcare. Whether due to illness, age, or distance from an adequately staffed healthcare facility, estimates point to approximately 2 million older Americans who are homebound and another 5 million who require significant assistance leaving home.
House calls might be the answer, and although there are obstacles to overcome to make home-based care widely available to those who need it, are these barriers insurmountable? Read the full article from Managed Care.