Some Acute Care That Once Required Hospitalization…

30 Apr

for conditions such as serious infections or asthma can now be provided at home just as effectively and at half the cost, reports David M. Levine, MD.

Adults who have home-based care also are more active and receive fewer tests. While acute home hospital care is not common in the US, some Medicare Advantage plans now offer it.

Source: Bottom Line Personal April 2018 ¬†David M. Levine, MD, is a clinician-investigator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, and lead author of a study of 20 patients, published in Journal of General Internal Medicine

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