What Are Some Common Physician House Call Services?


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Typical physician house calls include patient assessment/examination, illness management, dying patient services and follow-up after hospitalization, reports the American Academy of Family Physicians, as of 2016. Patient assessments include pharmacy needs, frailty, abuse, neglect and long-term care needs. House call services require equipment such as gloves, stethoscope, thermometer and bandages.

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House calls for managing illnesses of home-bound patients include emergency care, acute illness and chronic disorders, states American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians who make house calls for dying patients may provide palliative and terminal care, an official death pronouncement and grief support for family members. The physician also addresses the home environment, medications, mobility, safety and other services.

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