Seventy percent of healthcare organizations providing care to patients in their homes attributed a reduction in either hospital readmissions or in ER utilization to those home visits, according to the December 2016 Home Visits survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
A new infographic by HIN examines the populations targeted by home visits, the primary purpose during a home visit and a promising home visit protocol.
Visiting targeted patients at home, especially high utilizers and those with chronic comorbid conditions, can illuminate health-related, socioeconomic or safety determinants that might go undetected during an office visit. Increasingly, home visits have helped to reduce unplanned hospitalizations or emergency department visits by these patients.
2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Home Visits examines the latest trends in home visits for medical purposes, from populations visited to top health tasks performed in the home to results and ROI from home interventions.
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