Home visits - central to primary care, tradition or an obligation? A qualitative study

@inproceedings{Theile2011HomeV,
  title={Home visits - central to primary care, tradition or an obligation? A qualitative study},
  author={Gudrun Theile and Carsten Kruschinski and Marlene Buck and Christiane Annette M{\"u}ller and Eva Hummers-Pradier},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Home visits are claimed to be a central element of primary care. However, the frequency with which home visits are made is declining both internationally and in Germany despite the increase in the number of chronically ill elderly patients. Given this, the question arises as to how to ensure sufficient primary health care for this vulnerable patient group. The aim of this study was to explore German general practitioners' (GPs) attitudes with regard to the feasibility, burden and… CONTINUE READING
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