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New Q&A: Providing Care for the “Invisible Homebound”


Around 4 million Americans have chronic illnesses and disabilities that make it difficult—if not impossible—for them to leave their homes, even to visit the doctor. For our new Q&A, we talked to Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers Bruce Leff and Christine Ritchie about their recent Health Affairs article on treating this population, the advantages of providing team-based care to people in their homes, and the pressing need for measures to ensure home-based care meets quality benchmarks.

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