Critically Appraised Topic
Do older adults receiving home health care for chronic conditions experience decreased rates of hospitalization compared to older adults receiving routine hospital care?
Clinical Bottom Line
Home health care provides a promising alternative to routine hospitalization for older adults requiring medical care for conditions such as exacerbation of chronic conditions and rehabilitation following CVA and orthopaedic procedures.
Vernon, Reece, "Decreased Hospitalization Rates Found in Older Adults Receiving Home Health Care" (2010). Geriatrics CATs. 3.