Rise in House Call Medicine in Australia Highlights International Resurgence of Medical Home Visits
LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2019 — A March 1article on Thrive Global reported on a survey done in Australia that found a rise in doctor home visits. The survey showed over a quarter of after-hour services were through house call doctors instead of patients visiting hospital clinics. The article discussed the advantages that medical house calls provide, including easier access to care for patients who might have difficulty going to a hospital, avoiding the need to wait in long lines at a clinic, and a flexible schedule that works with the patient’s availability. Dr. Michael Farzam of House Call Doctor Los Angeles says that the shift toward home visits by doctors is on the rise internationally.
Dr. Farzam understands that some people may be confused as to why a seemingly outdated practice is becoming popular once again. While the advancement of technology is what originally created the traditional medical office and clinic system, it is also how doctors are once again able to visit patients, says Dr. Farzam. Read the full article