Home Is Where the Healing Is

Board President quoted: Eliza (Pippa) Shulman, DO, MPH

 "The modern hospital-at-home model was introduced in the United States in 1995 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Preliminary data showed promising results, with patients experiencing reduced recovery periods, decreased readmission rates and hospital-acquired infections, and increased satisfaction with their care. Today it is generally accepted that between 20% and 30% of patients in a traditional hospital building could be safely cared for at home. "This is better care," Shulman says, "and we should make sure that everyone has access to it".

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