Decline, Call In, or Visit at Home?
Analyse einer E-Mail-Diskussion unter Hausärztengerman translation / full article
An Analysis of an Email Discussion Amongst Family Practitioners
Summary: Which motivations are relevant in the family practitioners decision to make a home visit? An email discussion about home visits was examined by a qualitative analysis. The arguments of family doctors could be clustered in the categories self-conception/role perception; evidence; law/contracts; social expectations; phone triage; personal experience; time expenditure and others. These categories seem to determine the decision for a home visit besides the medical indication. The contributions highlight the ambivalence of family doctors regarding home visits and the respective scientific data. More evidence is urgently needed.