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domiciliary consultation


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1. a house call by a general practitioner made at the request of a patient or the patient’s carer. It is commonly referred to as a home visit. 2. (in Britain) an arrangement in the National Health Service whereby a hospital specialist, at the request of a general practitioner, visits to advise on the diagnosis or treatment of a patient who, on medical grounds, is unable to attend hospital. The specialist receives special remuneration for this service.

1. a house call by a general practitioner made at the request of a patient or the patient’s carer. It is commonly referred to as a home visit. 2. (in Britain) an arrangement in the National Health Service whereby a hospital specialist, at the request of a general practitioner, visits to advise on the diagnosis or treatment of a patient who, on medical grounds, is unable to attend hospital. The specialist receives special remuneration for this service.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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