Soundings

To heal on wheels

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6975.335 (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:335
  1. George Dunea

    Most people have heard of “meals on wheels,” a service that provides ready made food to the homes of sick and infirm pensioners. But now comes “therapy on wheels,” provided by Mobile Psychological Services of New York City. Patients enter a luxurious van, relax in plush leather seats, and discuss their problems with a psychologist while a chauffeur, seated in front of a soundproof glass for privacy, drives them to work, to shop, or, most often, to the airport.

    Reflecting the trend towards less expensive outpatient care, this service is provided for only $175 per hour—a considerable saving for busy executives and housewives who otherwise would be unable to make …

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