TITLE

BEST MEDICAL ADVICE: STAY HOME!

AUTHOR(S)
MacDonald, Karin
PUB. DATE
October 1988
SOURCE
Design News;10/17/88, Vol. 44 Issue 20, p98
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the growing number of people receiving health care at home that was once confined to hospitals or clinics in the U.S. Tightened strictures on Medicare reimbursements to hospitals probably did more to initiate this trend than any other cause, but patients aren't complaining. To them, home care not only represents increased comfort and convenience, but lower costs as well.
ACCESSION #
19082650

 

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