Hospital At Home


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Hospital At Home

A popular term for acute treatment by health professionals—e.g., matron, a senior sister, senior nurses, a senior physiotherapist and a senior occupational therapist experienced in acute care in a hospital environment—in the patient’s home instead of hospital for a limited time period.

Care provided
Oxygen, nebuliser, inhaler, IV antibiotics, blood and INR monitoring, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social care bridging or general monitoring.
 
Conditions for which HAH helps
COPD, asthma, pneumonia, heart failure, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis.
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He and Cryer share a frustration that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services does not reimburse hospitals for Hospital at Home admissions, although they hope that will eventually change.
Presbyterian was able to launch Hospital at Home because its integrated health plan recognized value when it was presented.
In order to properly introduce the integrated models of alternative services, Dr Bruce Leff, Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will give a presentation at the M+ Health Convention sessions taking place as part of Arab Health, highlighting the intrinsic value of the John Hopkins Hospital at Home Programme; Around-the-Clock 24-7 Physician Helpline services and the importance of an integrated, multi-faceted model of care.
Until recently he was a patient on Ward 11, but now he no longer has to spend long periods in hospital thanks to Hospital at Home.
Anyone wishing to sponsor the Hospital at Home team should contact Kerry at Arrowe Park Hospital on 0151 678 5111.
In Coventry the hospital at home team is run by the city's community health trust.
Patients can receive hospital at home for a maximum of seven days at the end of which they are reviewed.

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