Hospital At Home: Why Health Systems are Banking on this Model | Special Report

Hospital At Home: Why Health Systems are Banking on this Model | Special Report

The Special Report explores the rising trend of Hospital-at-Home programs in healthcare. Debra Barshinger, facing a kidney infection and sepsis, preferred treatment at home over hospitalization. She praised WellSpan’s program, highlighting the comfort of her own bed and personalized care from nurses. With COVID-19 prompting their expansion, 276 hospitals across 37 states now offer acute care at home. Government support, including an extension until 2024, has spurred this growth. The model improves patient experience and outcomes while addressing hospital capacity challenges. Analysts predict further development in home hospital programs. Barshinger’s positive experience reflects the shifting landscape of healthcare delivery, emphasizing patient-centric approaches and innovative solutions to traditional care settings.

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The Special Report examines the rise of Hospital-at-Home programs, exemplified by Debra Barshinger's preference for home treatment over hospitalization. With 276 hospitals in 37 states offering acute care at home, spurred by COVID-19 and government support until 2024, this model enhances patient experience and outcomes while addressing hospital capacity issues. Barshinger's positive experience underscores the shift towards patient-centric healthcare. Analysts anticipate further growth in home hospital programs, reflecting a broader trend toward innovative healthcare delivery solutions.


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