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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

House calls of convenience in a New York minute

Home visits by healthcare providers to Medicare patients who are homebound have increased sharply since 1998, but this Washington Post story points to an entirely different kind of house call.

What could be called the convenience call has growing appeal for young, relatively healthy professionals in New York and other high-income locales, the story says. They summon a doctor or physician's assistant with a cellphone call who comes after a wait ranging from minutes to hours. Their demand fuels several Manhattan-based practices.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 09:06 AM
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