NEJM August 15, 2019
Narayana Murali, MD & Travis Messina, MBA


  1. Establish clear processes and a well-defined team. These processes will yield superior outcomes and a lower cost of care.

  2. Establish an expansive list of targeted conditions for the program. The Home Recovery Care (HRC) model is beneficial for numerous patients; if the number of treatable conditions is limited, the program will likely exclude many patients who could greatly benefit from this model of care, limiting the clinical team’s opportunities to gain experience with this model. If a patient is inpatient-eligible and can be safely treated at home, Home Recovery Care should be considered as the primary treatment modality.

  3. Technology plays a key role in developing a standardized HRC program. Today, electronic medical...