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The effectiveness, acceptability and costs of a hospital-at-home service compared with acute hospital care

Journal of Health Services Research & Policy

Author: Harris, R., Ashton, T., Broad, J., Connolly, G., Richmond, D.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2005


This study compares the hospital-at-home programme with usual hospital inpatient care for older people in New Zealand. The authors compared the safety, effectiveness, acceptability and costs of a hospital-at-home programme with usual acute hospital inpatient care. The hospital-at-home programme was found to be more acceptable and as effective and safe as inpatient care. While caring for patients at home was significantly more costly than standard inpatient care, this was largely due to the hospital-at-home programme not operating at full capacity.

Further Details

Pages: 158-166
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
Accession Number: November, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 02/09/2013
Keywords: cost-benefitNew Zealandhome care
Reads: 171