home visit

home visit

A visit made by a health professional (HP) to a patient's home, usually with face to face contact between the HP and the patient, less commonly between the HP and the patient's family. Home visits are carried out by medical staff, GPs, nurses and allied HPs. Home visits by hospital medical staff are usually initiated by the hospital or by the patient's GP, and are termed domiciliary consultations.
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BORN babies and their mothers will get only one home visit, hospital chiefs have confirmed.
The community group launched a pilot home-visit program with six elementary and two middle schools and, in 2002, spun off the Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project as an independent nonprofit.
A home visit would allow the visiting nurse to observe the problem and document it, but collecting subjective data from the parent or child might reveal a whole new aspect of the problem.
However only one patient required a home visit, while 18 were dealt with by phone.
The Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project is about building trust and helping the student succeed with any resources necessary.
com)-- A home visit to a clinically complex patient following discharge from the hospital can yield a host of data that a follow-up call or even an office visit might miss.
A GRIEVING daughter says she is disgusted that a failing Liverpool GP surgery refused to arrange a home visit for her father - who fell critically ill the same day and died a fortnight later.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press office declined to answer written questions seeking comment on its home visit policy.
Specsavers Healthcall now offers a home visit service to help those who .
As expected at the end of every Home Visit, emotions were high on Tuesday night's episode as 24 acts became 12.
By providing a home visit, health plans and physicians can address the immediate care needs of these members.
This one, very brief home visit altered forever my interaction with this little boy, and every child I taught thereafter.