"Inside Mount Sinai’s Hospital-at-Home Program" - Albert Siu and Linda V. DeCherrie
Albert Siu, MD, professor and chair emeritus, geriatrics and palliative medicine, medicine, and population health science and policy at the Icahn School of Medicine and Linda DeCherrie, MD, professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discuss the Mount Sinai at Home Program. Mount Sinai at Home is distinct from home health care, the more familiar and common offering, which most often describes a visiting nurse service that provides non-acute treatments like wound care and chronic care management. In our program, we treat acutely ill patients who would otherwise require hospitalization, providing them with a suite of integrated services that may include daily visits from nurses, doctors, and social workers; IV support; oxygen; X-rays; and physical therapy. Our research finds that patients who receive hospital-at-home care have fewer complications and readmissions; they also rate their health care experience more highly.
— Albert L. Siu, MD, Professor, Chair Emeritus, Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
— Linda V. DeCherrie, MD, Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Associate Professor, Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai