Hospital at Home as a Treatment Strategy for Worsening Heart Failure

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Circ Heart Fail. 2023 Aug 30:e010456. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.122.010456. Online ahead of print.


Hospital at home (HaH) is an innovative care model that may be particularly suited for heart failure (HF). Outpatient visits and inpatient care have been the 2 traditional settings for HF care, yet may not match the social and medical needs of patients at all times. Alternative models such as HaH may represent an effective and patient-centered option for select patients with worsening HF. To date, limited research in HF and other disease states has supported HaH as being safe and lower cost than traditional inpatient admission. Supporting HaH are new payment structures, such as Medicare's Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver program. In combination with outpatient visits, outpatient intravenous diuretic clinics, inpatient care, and cardiac intensive care, HaH could be a core component of a comprehensive care model with the potential to match resource utilization with the needs of patients across the spectrum of HF severity, and improve patient outcomes.

PMID:37646170 | DOI:10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.122.010456

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