Substitutive Hospital at Home for older persons: effects on costs.

@article{Frick2009SubstitutiveHA,
  title={Substitutive Hospital at Home for older persons: effects on costs.},
  author={Kevin D. Frick and Lynda C. Burton and Rebecca F Clark and Scott I Mader and W Bruce Naughton and Jeffrey B Burl and William B. Greenough and Donald M. Steinwachs and Bruce Leff},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={49-56}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the cost of substitutive Hospital at Home care versus traditional inpatient care for older patients with community-acquired pneumonia, exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exacerbation of congestive heart failure, or cellulitis. STUDY DESIGN Prospective nonrandomized clinical trial involving 455 community-dwelling older patients in 3 Medicare managed care health systems and at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center. METHODS Costs were analyzed… CONTINUE READING

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