Medical Management of the Home Care Patient
Ensuring safe care for patients at home
Physicians can keep better track of their patients' care from hospital to home with an updated and expanded resource.
Medical Management of the Home Care Patient: Guidelines for Physicians, 4th edition helps physicians identify and oversee the wide range of medical and social services available to assist their patients at home. Careful utilization of appropriate services can prevent unnecessary rehospitalizations, emergency department visits and poorer than expected health outcomes.
A collaboration between the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Academy of Home Care Physicians, the publication helps physicians traverse the changing home care landscape from long term care supportive services through skilled nursing and therapy services to acute hospital in the home programs.
This book is ideal for use in educational settings. Through the use of case studies, tables, figures and easy-to-read text, this comprehensive 18 chapter, 172 page publication brings clarity and understanding to the many complex and often challenging aspects involved in the medical management of the home care patient that physicians face.
Among the features:
- Newly added chapters on care transitions and their importance in reducing hospital readmissions
- Legal, ethical and compliance issues fully discussed
- Information on the Veterans Administration's Home Based Primary Care Program
- Special home care populations from neonatal through hospice and end of life care
- A continuing medical education component for physicians interested in obtaining AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Caregiver self-assessment tool
- A comprehensive glossary
- Listing of national, state and local resources