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Tratamiento domiciliario

Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by SHIMACC, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. SHIMACC New Member

    Espanhol
    Does anyone know how to say "tratamiento domiciliario" in english? This is the treatment a patient has at home before being admitted in the hospital. Is it "home treatment"?
    Thanks!
     
  2. EvanWilliams

    EvanWilliams Senior Member

    North Texas- US of A
    English-USA-Southern
    Home healthcare
     
  3. Bill Osler

    Bill Osler Senior Member

    North Carolina, USA
    English, USA
    I'm not familiar with the term "tratamiento domiciliario" but if it means "treatment a patient has at home before being admitted in the hospital" I would be more likely to say "outpatient treatment" rather than "home healthcare". "Home healthcare" sometimes suggests that a Home Health agency has been involved.
    The catch is that "outpatient treatment" implies prior medical treatment.

    One source suggested "home treatment" for "tratamiento domiciliario", and that works as a literal translation.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013
  4. fsabroso

    fsabroso Moderadiólogo

    South Texas
    Perú / Castellano
    Hi:

    In Spanish "tratamiento domiciliario" refers to any treatment (i.e. Nebulization, physical therapy, IV therapy, etc) given at home; I would also say "home treatment"

    Regards
     
  5. SHIMACC New Member

    Espanhol
    All right. Thank you all!
     

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