A randomized trial of home vs hospital intravenous antibiotic therapy in adults with infectious diseases.

@article{Wolter2004ART,
  title={A randomized trial of home vs hospital intravenous antibiotic therapy in adults with infectious diseases.},
  author={Joanne M Wolter and R A Cagney and Joseph G. McCormack},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2004},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={263-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite widespread adoption of home care services, few randomised trials have compared health outcomes in the hospital and at home. We report a prospective, randomised trial of home versus hospital therapy in adults receiving intravenous (IV) antibiotics. Our objective was to show that home care is a feasible alternative to hospitalisation over a broad range of infections, without compromise to quality of life (QOL) or clinical outcomes. METHODS Consenting adults requiring IV… CONTINUE READING