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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 April; 30(213): 224–227.
PMCID: PMC2159478

Domiciliary visits by pathologists: an evaluation

Abstract

Domiciliary visits by pathologists may confer benefits of various kinds: enabling many illnesses to be managed safely at home rather than by admission to hospital or attendance at the outpatient department; reassurance of patients, relatives, and family practitioners; the mutual education of family practitioners and pathologists; and the improvement of outcome of disease by early investigation.

An analysis of the financially definable costs and benefits of 1,182 domiciliary visits by two pathologists during an eight-year period shows that the savings are much greater than the costs.

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