Innovation Readiness Assessment
An instrument designed to assess the likelihood of success in making a change. The tool can be used to highlight key areas of strength, as well as areas that may need work. The assessment can be found as a PDF at http://hospitalathome.org/assets/DGMG/Innovation_Readiness_Assessment.pdf.
Hospital at Home Budget Impact Model
A tool designed to help predict the potential economic impact of adopting the Hospital at Home model. The tool can be found at http://commprojects.jhsph.edu/hpm/hosphome/budgmodel.cfm.
The Hospital at Home Website
Includes information about the model, including some resources for implementing the model. Also includes links to articles and studies about the model, a selection of which is presented below. http://hospitalathome.org/dgm/
What Patients are Right for Hospital at Home?
Leff B, Burton L, Bynum JW, et al. (1997, Sept). Prospective evaluation of clinical criteria to select older persons with acute medical illness for care in a hypothetical home hospital. J Am Geriatr Soc. 45(9): 1066-73.
Hospital at Home National Demonstration and Evaluation Study
Leff B, Burton L, Mader S, et al. (2005, Dec 6). Hospital at Home: Feasibility and Outcomes of a Program to Provide Hospital-Level Care at Home for Acutely Ill Older Patients. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1439(11): 798-808.
Satisfaction with Hospital at Home Care
Leff B, Burton L, Mader S, et al. (2006, Sept). Satisfaction with Hospital at Home Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 54(9); 1355-1363.
Acute Medial Care in the Home
Leff B, Burton JW. (1995, May). Acute Medical Care in the Home. J Am Geriatr Soc. 44(5):603.
Decreased Hospital Utilization
Stressman J, et al. (1996, May). Decreased hospital utilization by older adults attributable to a home hospitalization program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 44(5):591-8.
Acceptability to Patients of a Hospital at Home
Burton L, Leff B, Harper M, et al. (1998, May). Acceptability to Patients of a Hospital at Home. J Am Geriatr Soc. 46(5): 605-9.
Acute? Care at Home
Leff B. (2001, Aug). Acute? Care at Home. The health cost and effects of substituting home care for inpatient acute care: a review of the evidence. J Am Geriatr Soc. 49(8): 1123-5.
Home Hospital Program
Leff B, Burton L, Guido S, et al. (1999, June). Home Hospital Program: A Pilot Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 47(6): 697-702.
A Multicomponent Intervention
Inouye S, Bogardus S, Charpentier P, et al. (1999, Mar 4). A Multicomponent Intervention to prevent delirium in hospitalized older patients. N Engl J Med. 340(9): 669-76.
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