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Homebound Persons MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Homebound Persons
Tree Number(s)
M01.276
Unique ID
D018577
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018577
Annotation
IM; homebound elderly: coord IM with AGED; AGED, 80 AND OVER or FRAIL ELDERLY (IM) only when aged is point of article
Scope Note
Those unable to leave home without exceptional effort and support; patients (in this condition) who are provided with or are eligible for home health services, including medical treatment and personal care. Persons are considered homebound even if they may be infrequently and briefly absent from home if these absences do not indicate an ability to receive health care in a professional's office or health care facility. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p309)
Entry Term(s)
Home-Bound Persons
House-Bound Persons
Shut-Ins
Previous Indexing
Disabled (1983-1994)
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/06/06
Revision Date
2001/07/25
Homebound Persons Preferred
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