Getting started with home-based medical care

K. Eric De Jonge, George A. Taler

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This chapter reviews the three major issues relevant to getting started with a home-based medical service. They are (1) defining the clinical and geographic aspects of a target population, (2) how to build a practice and team structure for a defined population, and (3) what are the financial options for long-term sustainability. Building an effective and sustainable home-based medical practice depends on creating a dedicated core team to deliver comprehensive medical and social services focused on avoiding high-cost events, successful integration of community service partners, establishing a strong administrative structure, and a diversified financial model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319233659
ISBN (Print)9783319233642
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Community services
  • Financial sustainability
  • Frail elders
  • Geographic area
  • Home-based medical care
  • Home-based primary care
  • House calls
  • Population health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)


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