The Past, Present, and Future of House Calls

Helen Kao, Rebecca Conant, Theresa Soriano, Wayne McCormick

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This article describes: the origin and evolution of house calls; what is uniquely gained from house calls for both patients and providers; key clinical issues managed at home; evidence that house calls improve outcomes; organization of house call practices; and changes in Medicare reimbursement, technology, and interdisciplinary team care that have influenced the delivery of home-based medical care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-34
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009


  • Home care
  • Home health care
  • Home visits
  • Home-based medical care
  • Homebound
  • House calls


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