Guidelines for the Medical Management of the Home-Care Patient
American Medical Association Home Care Advisory Panel
Arch Fam Med. 1993;2(2):194-206.
Increasing numbers of patients of all ages are receiving needed health care services in non-institutional settings. Acute, subacute, rehabilitative, preventive, long-term, and hospice services are provided in the home under the physician's supervision. The safe and appropriate treatment of these patients involves the physician in a team effort as most home care is provided by nurses, other allied health professionals, and family members. The guidelines cover such areas as the role of the physician; the physician-patient relationship; the elements of medical management in home care, including the evaluation/assessment process, the selection of the interdisciplinary team, and the development of the care plan; patient's rights and responsibilities; the coordination of care; and the use of community resources.
From the Department of Geriatric Health, American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill. A complete list of the members of the advisory panel appears on page 195 of this issue.
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