JAMA: Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient

The ability to treat patients at home for common conditions—heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and uncomplicated infections such as cellulitis, for example—has been a tool to expand capacity during the pandemic. But research also suggests that providing acute care at home increases patient satisfaction, reduces costs, and improves quality metrics such as readmissions benefits that some experts say could make it a fixture in patient care.

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