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New twist on the old house call

Boston Globe, April 14, 2008
In greater Boston, house calls are coming back, but with a 21st century twist, writes Elizabeth Kass, MD, in this opinion piece for the Boston Globe. Each month, 500 elderly, disabled, and chronically ill persons who are enrolled in a special primary care program receive visits from clinicians, usually a nurse practitioner. The clinicians carry laptop computers that connect the clinician to physicians, hospitals, and an array of support services for these patients.