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Hospital at home: Leaders describe encouraging outcomes


As more health systems are offering acute care at home, doctors say they are seeing good results and high patient satisfaction.

Across the country, more hospitals are offering acute care at home, and doctors leading those programs say they are impressed by how patients are responding.

They say they are seeing strong clinical outcomes, low readmission rates and high patient satisfaction.

More than 270 hospitals in 37 states have been authorized to offer acute care at home. As part of our special report, Chief Healthcare Executive® talked to doctors leading programs about how they are helping patients.

Clinicians and leaders say the programs require a great deal of planning and coordination to ensure patients are cared for safely. But doctors cite several advantages, including reduced risk of infection, better rest, and in some cases, reduced delirium and confusion because patients are in a familiar environment.

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