Family Medicine pp 1844-1848 | Cite as

Home Care

  • Jack W. Wilkerson


Contrary to current popular belief, house calls by physicians are not a thing of the past. The American Academy of Family Physicians recently conducted a survey of its active members and found that 53.2% make house calls.1


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