The Hospital at Home is an acute home-based program in which eligible older patients are taken home by a multidisciplinary team that provides state-of-the-art acute care services.
The Hospital at Home targets patients over the age of 65 who require acute hospital admission for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exacerbation of congestive heart failure (CHF), cellulitis or community-acquired pneumonia. In addition, Hospital at Home programs deploy specific validated medical eligibility criteria for each condition as well as general exclusion criteria.
The model was developed at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a 700-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in the urban market of Baltimore, Maryland.
The setting is a patient’s home, used as an alternative to inpatient hospital care.