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Taking on out-of-area patients - a quick guide to the pitfalls


What has happened to the concept of a 'Medical Home' - just coming into fashion in the US? I imagine the patients who want to register close to their place of work will be the ones with chronic problems requiring monitoring rather than those with no problems at all: is there any information from the pilots about the type of patient who registers out of area? How does in-area care work? Do practices register to be available, or is the patient regarded as a temporary resident, able to call on *any* practice - and complain if not seen immediately as an emergency? The whole scheme appears to be somewhat muddled...

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23 Dec 2014

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