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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.
Year: 2005
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

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

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