Avoiding pitfalls on home visits

4th March 2016 by Rachel Birch

Avoiding pitfalls on home visits

Seeing unfamiliar patients on home visits from an unfamiliar practice in an unfamiliar area. What could go wrong? Dr Rachel Birch from the MPS gives some helpful advice.

Dr S was working at a semi-rural practice for the morning. It was a busy Monday and there were a lot of home visit requests that day. She was asked to visit an elderly gentleman with sickness and diarrhoea before going on to her afternoon session at another practice.

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