Hospital and home care study
Thompson L, White R, Brossart B
Record ID 31998008942
In Saskatchewan during the 1990s, hospital stays have become shorter and home care after hospital stays more common. Health care providers and decision makers want to know whether this shift has affected patient health and whether it truly saves money.
Authors' recommendations: The study found that about half of all adult medical and surgical patients could be discharged from hospital an average of two days sooner. These patients could be provided with alternate care, mostly home care, to achieve the same health outcomes at less cost. It also found that, while outcomes are the same, it costs $830 more overall to provide a patient with non-acute care in hospital than to discharge them home with alternate follow-up care. Better discharge planning and co-ordination between hospital and home care will enable patients to go home sooner.
Authors' methods: Survey
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hqc.sk.ca/resources.html
Year Published: 1998
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Costs and Cost Analysis
- Delivery of Health Care
- Home Care Services
- Hospital Costs
Organisation Name: Health Services Utilization and Research Commission
Contact Address: Health Services Utilization and Research Committee Box 46, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 0W8, Canada Tel: (306) 655-1500, Fax: (306) 655-1462
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