Hospital at Home Care Model

Acute hospital care can be burdensome for elderly patients. Providing acute hospital-level care to a patient in his home in lieu of an acute hospital admission may improve patient outcomes and be less expensive. As a result, Dr. Bruce Leff has developed a Hospital at Home model of care that includes protocols for admission, treatment, discharge standards, care protocols, staffing requirements, and economic models to assist health care systems understand financial effects of this care model. These protocols provide organizations with sufficient information to understand, plan, and implement, a Home Hospital Program that provides a home-based alternative to acute hospitalization for older persons. Description (Set) Proposed Use (Set) The Home Hospital can improve patient outcomes and yet is less expensive than in patient care.

Inventor(s): Leff, Bruce

Type of Offer: Licensing

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