Is there a doctor in the house?

Eric De Jonge, George Taler

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The Washington Hospital Center initiated a geriatric medical and house call service for its local elderly population. Preliminary data shows that ER visits have been reduced by about 30 percent and admissions reduced by 10 percent, compared to the same patients in the year before enrollment. In most cases, the medical care is more effective, less costly, and more accessible for both the family and the health care system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalCaring : National Association for Home Care magazine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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