Do Doctors still do Home Visits?

Although home visits by physicians may hark back to another era, they are making a come back. We have come a full circle. Whereby we have moved industrialization of healthcare. Some aspects of it especially those related to comfort at end of life suffered the most in this course. Patients and their families yearn for the personal touch of doctors who care about them and not simply provide care. Doctors that are not simply providers but caring individuals. The executives that turned this business into a process oriented have extracted the maximum benefit for themselves, allowing the true patient care to suffer.

Read this piece by Ezekiel Emanuel in the NYtimes of September 6, 2013.


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