MODULE D – Primary care is a service not a building: the benefits and challenges of home-based primary care

In Module D, learners explore the importance of expanding primary care beyond the walls of the clinic, particularly when it comes to reaching people with involved disabilities. The module discusses some of the differences that clinicians might expect from a home-based practice, ranging from practical considerations such as scheduling, to more subtle changes such as a shift in the doctor-patient relationship, and the ability to build a deeper understanding of a person. Clinicians explain why home-based primary care is more effective and more personally gratifying.