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The impetus for the development of hospital in the home (HITH) programs: a literature review

Duke, Maxine and Street, Annette 2003, The impetus for the development of hospital in the home (HITH) programs: a literature review, Contemporary nurse : a journal for the Australian nursing profession, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 227-239.

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Title The impetus for the development of hospital in the home (HITH) programs: a literature review
Author(s) Duke, MaxineORCID iD for Duke, Maxine orcid.org/0000-0003-1567-3956
Street, Annette
Journal name Contemporary nurse : a journal for the Australian nursing profession
Volume number 14
Issue number 3
Start page 227
End page 239
Publisher Hyde Park Press
Place of publication [Salisbury, S. Aust.]
Publication date 2003-06
ISSN 1037-6178
1839-3535
Keyword(s) hospital in the home
health care costs
acute care
patient experiences
Summary Alternative health care delivery models such as Hospital in the Home (HITH) are proliferating in Australia and in most Western countries. Such models facilitate patients who would otherwise be hospitalised to be cared for in their own homes. This paper reports a review of the literature related to the development of HITH programs. It reveals that the driving force behind the implementation of acute care programs comes from political and managerial aims to reduce health care spending. Home is clearly an appropriate care option for certain acute patients however, there is no strong evidence to suggest that it suits everyone. Very little attention has been given to the patient's experience of home care and the ethical and social consequences are largely ignored.
Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002021

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