Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, June 2017
This update of a Cochrane Review aims to determine the effectiveness and cost of managing patients with early discharge hospital at home compared with inpatient hospital care. The authors conclude that despite increasing interest in the potential of early discharge hospital at home services as a less expensive alternative to inpatient care, this review provides insufficient evidence of economic benefit (through a reduction in hospital length of stay) or improved health outcomes.
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