The past, present, and future of house calls.

  title={The past, present, and future of house calls.},
  author={Helen Kao and Rebecca Conant and Theresa Soriano and Wayne McCormick},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={19-34, v}
This article describes: the origin and evolution of house calls; what is uniquely gained from house calls for both patients and providers; key clinical issues managed at home; evidence that house calls improve outcomes; organization of house call practices; and changes in Medicare reimbursement, technology, and interdisciplinary team care that have influenced the delivery of home-based medical care. 

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