Overview Of Home-Based Primary Care

Severe or chronic illness, frailty, or functional limitations make it difficult for millions of Americans to leave their homes to do things taken for granted: shopping in the grocery store, dining in a restaurant, or seeing a doctor for routine medical care. Some end up in emergency departments and are hospitalized for problems that could have been avoided if they had access to primary care. A new Commonwealth Fund report describes how home-based primary care practices can help such vulnerable patients.

The report can be obtained at http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/issue-brief/2017/jun/klein_overview_home_based_primary_care_ib_v2.pdf.