Home-based primary care: A needed primary-care model for vulnerable populations

Linda V. Decherrie, Theresa Soriano, Jennifer Hayashi

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Home-based primary care has a long history in American medicine, and its prevalence is again increasing slowly in the United States in response to a changing demographic, societal, and health-policy climate. There are many models of home-based primary care, including private practice, academic, Veterans Affairs-associated, and concierge practices. There is a growing body of literature supporting the effectiveness of the medical house-call model. New healthcare reform initiatives could further impact the number and size of home-based primary-care practices, including the Independence at Home and the Accountable Care Organization demonstration projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-432
Number of pages8
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012


  • homebound persons
  • house calls
  • primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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