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An Overview of Home-Based Primary Care: The Future Is Here

Home based primary care

Severe or chronic illness, frailty, or functional limitations make it difficult for millions of Americans to leave their homes to do things most of us take for granted: shopping or dining out, or seeing a doctor for routine medical care. Some end up in emergency departments and are hospitalized for problems that could have been avoided if they had access to primary care. A new Commonwealth Fund report describes how home-based primary care practices can help such vulnerable patients.

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