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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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.
The news comes as data requested by the Examiner revealed almost 200 sick patients in Huddersfield waited over six hours for a home visit last year.
Guidance for scenarios for handling different home visit contexts;
com)-- The Council on Aging (COA) of Southwestern Ohio's highly successful home visit program for Medicare beneficiaries at high risk of rehospitalization has reduced readmissions from a baseline rate of 22 percent to between 9 and 12 percent since its inception in March 2012.
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.
Once a request for a home visit is made, a team, comprising a geriatrician, physiotherapist, psychiatrist, doctor and nurse, will assess the patient's condition and chalk out a care programme.
Mr Albring was said to have failed to make a home visit to attend Bear, a Newfoundland dog belonging to Mrs Thacker, when he knew, or ought to have known, that there were clinical or welfare grounds making a home visit necessary.
Daniel Adam, 52, was expected back at Castle Huntly jail near Dundee last Friday after a prearranged home visit.