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M-A: Hospital-at-home interventions for patients with chronic disease who present to the emergency department – similar mortality risk, lower risk for readmission, lower depression and anxiety scores, and a lower risk for long-term care admission vs. in-hospital stay.

9 Jun, 2021 | 08:20h | UTC

Hospital-at-Home Interventions vs In-Hospital Stay for Patients With Chronic Disease Who Present to the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Network Open

Invited commentary: Hospitalization at Home for Patients With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Disease—Further Evidence to Inform Practice – JAMA Network Open

Related: Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient AND Randomized trial: Admission Avoidance Hospital at Home + Geriatric Assessment led to similar outcomes compared to hospital admission for older persons AND Most COVID-19 patients receiving home-based hospital care did not require escalation to traditional hospital setting – Approximately 1 in 5 were admitted within 14 days. Higher oxygen saturation was associated with decreased odds of transfer, whereas higher comorbidity burden was associated with increased risk.


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