Gloucester hospital-at-home: a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Gloucester hospital-at-home: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Ian P Donald and Rob Baldwin and Mira Bannerjee},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={24 5},
Hospital-at-Home schemes have been claimed to hasten the discharge of elderly orthopaedic patients, and are becoming increasingly popular with health service managers. In an attempt to measure the benefits of such a scheme when applied to elderly medical patients, we prospectively randomized 60 consecutive referrals of patients approaching discharge either to the Hospital-at-Home (HAH) rehabilitation team, or to conventional discharge (CD) preparation and domiciliary support. Patients allocated… CONTINUE READING

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