Commonwealth Fund July 7, 2020
Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein

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Multiple studies have shown home hospitalizations can be safer, cheaper, and more effective than institutional care.

Value-based payments and startups offering technology and operational support have prompted some health systems and payers to take a second look at the hospital-at-home model.

And some health systems are adapting the hospital-at-home model to help them respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Focus: Has the Time Finally Come for Hospital at Home?

Concerns about possible surges of COVID-19 patients, combined with the spread of value-based payment and companies offering technology and operational support, have prompted some health systems and health plans to take a second look at the hospital-at-home model.

Long before fears of infection from the coronavirus made people wary, hospitals...

2020-07-07T22:23:25-04:00