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URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-14728
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Spyropoulos, Basile ; Tzavaras, Aris ; Botsivaly, Maria ; Moschidis, Manolis ; Mertika, Kostantina ; Sochos, Periklis ; Koutsourakis, Kostas

Some important aspects of Medical and Nursing House Call sustaining Assisted Living of Ageing Population

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Abstract

Although the house call a decade ago was declared a vanishing practice, statistics show an upwelling of home visits by physicians, in the developed countries, during the last ten years. A major reason for this is the radical alteration of the contents of the physicians’ black bag that beyond the stethoscope includes also, a Personal Digital Assistant with embedded Cell-phone safekeeping detailed patient-records, sophisticated point-of-care diagnostic equipment and reagents, along with other technical means, that allow for providing care, comparable to that of an emergency room, at home. It is the purpose of the present study to explore the most important issues concerning the emerging contemporary house call Medical Practice, and to present the technical and managerial means we have developed, in order to support the adaptation of an ancient medical ritual and a traditional intervention mode, to the 21st Century managed care needs.

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@InProceedings{spyropoulos_et_al:DSP:2008:1472,
  author =	{Basile Spyropoulos and Aris Tzavaras and Maria Botsivaly and Manolis Moschidis and Kostantina Mertika and Periklis Sochos and Kostas Koutsourakis},
  title =	{Some important aspects of Medical and Nursing House Call sustaining Assisted Living of Ageing Population},
  booktitle =	{Assisted Living Systems - Models, Architectures and Engineering Approaches},
  year =	{2008},
  editor =	{Arthur I. Karshmer and J{\"u}rgen Nehmer and Hartmut Raffler and Gerhard Tr{\"o}ster},
  number =	{07462},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2008/1472},
  annote =	{Keywords: House call, homecare, point-of-care in vitro diagnostics, portable imaging equipment, medical record, continuity of care record, treatment plan.}
}

Keywords: House call, homecare, point-of-care in vitro diagnostics, portable imaging equipment, medical record, continuity of care record, treatment plan.
Seminar: 07462 - Assisted Living Systems – Models, Architectures and Engineering Approaches
Issue date: 2008
Date of publication: 28.04.2008


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