Acute Hospital Care at Home in the United States: The Early National Experience

Author members include: David M. Levine, MD, MPH, MA; Bruce Leff, MD

"Hospitalization is the standard of care for acute illness, but hospital care is often expensive, unsafe, and uncomfortable. Acute hospital care at home (AHCaH) provides hospital-level care in patients’ homes as a substitute for brick-and-mortar care. Prior research has shown that compared with traditional inpatient hospital care, patients cared for in AHCaH have improved experiences and physical activity levels, with lower rates of mortality, readmission, and discharge to skilled-nursing facilities."

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