Health Care Services at Home Outpacing Attention to Safety

New IHI report offers recommendations for improving the safety of care provided in the home

​July 16, 2018

Millions of people are recovering from acute illness or coping with chronic conditions in their own homes, but their care may not always be delivered under the safest of conditions. In a new report, IHI finds there are numerous risks to care recipients and caregivers alike due to the growing complexity of health issues now dealt with at home and the lack of training and preparation to manage it.  

No Place Like Home: Advancing the Safety of Care in the Home, the work of a panel of subject matter experts convened by IHI, focuses on recommendations to drive improvement. It follows an earlier environmental scan of the shift of health care to the home and the accompanying risks.

Both reports were funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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