Home-based Acute Care: Getting Started Guide

Stuck A, Crowley C, Malloy R, Sevin C, Deane M, Little K. Home-based Acute Care: Getting Started Guide. West Health Institute and Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2022.

West Health Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement collaborated to identify hospital-alternative care pathways for unplanned acute events for older adults, seeking the most efficient and effective ways to treat older patients in their own homes. This resource provides guidance for organizations seeking to design and implement home-based clinical and operational acute care models for older adults.

Process improvement methods and tools were used to identify, test, and refine best practices that support successful home-based acute care program development. The guide includes change ideas (things to try), tips, guidance, and resources.

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