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"‘Hospital At Home’ Cuts Utilization In Pilot Trial" - Nicole Lou

  • MedPage Today
  • New York, NY
  • (June 25, 2018)

Hospital-at-home (HaH) care may be a good replacement for traditional inpatient services among some patients who arrive at the emergency department (ED) with an acute condition, a health system reported. In 2014, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was given a Health Care Innovation Award by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to demonstrate the clinical effectiveness of HaH care bundled with a 30-day postacute period of home-based transitional care. Since then, the institution’s Albert Siu, MD, MSPH, chair emeritus of the Brookdale department of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and colleagues observed that several measures did favor HaH care over inpatient hospitalization.

- Albert Siu, MD, MSPH, Chair Emeritus, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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