Home-Based Medical Care for Older Adults

A Clinical Case Book

Editors: Colburn, J.L., Leff, B., Hayashi, J., Schuchman, M. (Eds.)

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  • Follows a consistent format for practical use
  • Each chapter focuses on medication management and clinical pearls and pitfalls for the non-geriatrician and geriatrician alike
  • Written by interdisciplinary experts in geriatric home-based care
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As the population of older adults in the U.S. continues to grow, medical house calls are increasingly part of a system of comprehensive home-based care for patients who have difficulty accessing office-.based care. Clinicians who have been trained mostly in office and hospital settings must adapt their usual approaches to accommodate a wide range of environmental, social, and physical circumstances that impact home-limited patients. Ideally, a comprehensive team of clinicians proficient in multiple domains of functional, social, and medical care can work together to address potential gaps in any one clinician’s expertise. Unfortunately, such teams are still rare. This book aims to equip individual clinicians with the interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and perspective they need to provide the best care possible with limited formal interdisciplinary support.

This book offers 20 patient cases drawn from the collective experience of experts in home-based medical care from highly respected academic and clinical programs across the United States. Each case demonstrates a scenario that is frequently encountered and/or very important in home-based medical care practice. Each scenario frequently proves to be challenging for many professionals because it requires an approach or leverages aspects of care delivery that most are not trained in. Additionally, each scenario reflects an approach to care that is enhanced by interdisciplinary input. Finally, each case lends itself to a practical problem-solving approach that could be accomplished by most home-based medical care providers, even in the absence of an interdisciplinary team.

Written by interdisciplinary experts in geriatric home-based care, this book serves as both an educational tool for learners in all related disciplines as well as a quick reference for experienced clinicians looking to augment their existing house call “toolbox.” 

About the authors

Jessica Colburn, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
5200 Eastern Avenue, Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD 21224

Bruce Leff, MD
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
5200 Eastern Avenue, Suite 7000
Baltimore, MD 21224

Jennifer Hayashi, MD
Medical Director, MedStar House Call Program
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Smyth Building, Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21239

Mattan Schuchman, MD
Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Home-Based Medicine
5200 Eastern Avenue, Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD 21224


Dr. Bruce Leff is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in the department of health policy and management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Leff is an internationally recognized leader and researcher in the development, evaluation and dissemination of novel models of care for older adults, including the Hospital at Home, Guided Care, geriatric service line models and medical house call practices. In addition, his research interests extend to issues related to multi-morbidity, performance measurement and case-mix issues. He has a strong interest in health policy issues, is a Health and Aging Policy Fellow of the American Political Science Association, and has served on multiple technical expert panels for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  In 2016, he published Geriatric Home Based Medical Care with Springer Science+Business Media, which remains the only authoritative texts on the subject.

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eBook 76,99 €
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Home-Based Medical Care for Older Adults
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Case Book
Editors
  • Jessica L. Colburn
  • Bruce Leff
  • Jennifer Hayashi
  • Mattan Schuchman
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23483-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23483-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-23482-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 142
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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