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Dr. Jeffrey F. Zell, chief of family medicine at the University of Minnesota and a medical professor at the university, said home-prescription delivery is increasingly becoming more common.
It is not uncommon to see people getting a home-visit from a doctor, who is not in the same office as the patient, Zell said.
Zelle also said that the use is increasing as a result of a growing demand for home care.
“When you go from a traditional doctor’s office to a home visit, there’s a lot of pressure to meet that demand,” he said.
In one study, the Mayo Clinic found that people who received home visits from a home care provider were three times more likely to be hospitalized for heart problems and 15 percent more likely than people who got their care from a general practitioner.
Zeller said there are also some advantages to having a home health aide in a patient’s home.
“They tend to be a little more knowledgeable and can offer more insight into what’s going on in the home and how to care for it,” he added.
One study showed that when home health aides were included in a group of family physicians, they did better than those who weren’t.
The Mayo Clinic study also showed that home-reared caregivers were less likely to have a history of mental illness and were more likely, in general, to have completed primary care or specialty care in a hospital setting.
Dr Zell also said home care has become more popular in recent years as more families are opting for it as a home based care option.
The number of people using home-health care services increased from 1.2 percent in 2012 to 3.2% in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It now accounts for more than 13 percent of the U: population, according the CDC.
“In the last decade or so, home care delivery has become much more common,” Zell added.
“The primary reason for this is that there is a need for home health care.
A lot of people are getting sick, and they’re not getting the help they need.”
Zell said that home care providers need to be more prepared when a patient has a medical emergency, like a severe allergic reaction.
He said there is still a lot to be learned about home health, including how home care affects the patient’s health.
“If you do the studies, you will see that home health has a positive impact on people’s health, and it can improve the quality of life of the family,” Zelle said.
“There are also a lot more studies that need to take place before we can make any recommendations on the appropriate use of home health.”
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