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Hospital at home helps improve patient flow.

Type
Published Article
Journal
Hospital case management : the monthly update on hospital-based care planning and critical paths
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
12
Pages
174–175
Identifiers
PMID: 23236619
Source
Medline

Abstract

Presbyterian Healthcare's program to provide acute services in the homes of patients with stable conditions that otherwise would mean hospitalization has cut the cost of hospital care by 30% and the length of stay by 1.5 days for patients with the same diagnoses. Patients must be insured by Presbyterian Healthcare and live within 25 miles of a hospital in the system. Patients are referred by hospital and community roviders and assessed by physicians in the Hospital at Home program. They receive daily home visits by nurses, physicians, and home health aides.

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