In countries elsewhere, worldwide, house call doctors have persisted in providing mobile services to patients of everyone who need them. In 1998, Medicare increased reimbursement for services given by house call doctors and some other providers, so that interest in offering these services was renewed. Medical practices devoted to mobile evaluation and treatment of home-bound patients sprang up all-around the country occasionally.
House call doctors devote a lot more time with their patients than most office and clinic based providers. Doctor-patient communication is generous in order that patients could have their questions answered. Since of the ample time that house call doctors have with their patients the doctor-patient relationship is improved, and patient care thus much better.