Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, patient outcomes have been encouraging. Of the 11,159 patients who received care from November 2021 to March 2023, only 7.2% of patients that were being treated in the home were transferred to the hospital, according to a recent study published by JAMA. Only 38 unexpected deaths were reported, which accounted for about 0.34% patients. Most of those deaths were due to the progression of COVID-19 symptoms. Those are solid results, particularly for a waiver that came about suddenly due to a national emergency. Since 2021, more and more hospitals have begun delivering home-based hospital care, both inside and outside of the waiver.
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