Name of the program| Home Hospital
Health system| Brigham Health
When established| 2016
Enrollment milestones| ~300 patients per year
Core services| Acute care at home
Image credits: Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Submitted during the 2021 Hospital at Home Users Group Annual Meeting Photo & Video Contest.
Population served| Adults 18 years and older that that meet clinical and operational guidelines
Area served| Boston and surrounding area
Outcomes or successes| 2016 pilot randomized controlled trial and 2019 larger randomized controlled trial, co-authored by David Levine, MD, MPH, MA (see Leadership), found that the cost of treatment for a group of Home Hospital patients was lower than a control group of in-hospital patients. Compared to the in-hospital patients, the Home Hospital patients tended to be more physically active and less frequently readmitted to the hospital.
Unique feature| Members of Brigham’s Home Hospital team train in medical simulation scenarios specially designed for Home Hospital practitioners. These were scenarios that Home Hospital practitioners would encounter providing care at home versus the controlled environment of a hospital. See: BWH bulletin
Leadership| David Levine, MD, MPH, MA; Robert Boxer, MD, PhD; and Elizabeth Friary
Web site| http://homehospital.bwh.harvard.edu/
Media coverage| CBS News, NBC News, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Boston 25 News, Annals of Internal Medicine
Public resources| None
Contact information| email@example.com