Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 4

To aim at better home medical care

Michiaki Nagura, M.D.1)

1)Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

As Japan has been confronting rapid aging of the population, the government is promoting home medical care, with reforming medical service policy, offering subsidies, and revising payment system of medical service. Hereafter, home medical care will play an important role in order to build the integrated community care system by cooperating with long-term care services. More physicians, not only of specialized clinics, but also of general ones, are expected to visit home to provide medical service to their own immobile patients.
Full Text of this Article in Japanese PDF (2221K)

(CLINICA NEUROL, 53: 1296|1298, 2013)
key words: home medical care, long-term care services, cooperation, aging

(Received: 1-Jun-13)