Inside Mount Sinai’s Hospital-at-Home Program that Led to Fewer Readmissions and Complications
A 2012 meta-analysis of 61 randomized, controlled trials, for instance, found that the hospital-at-home patients had a 19% lower six-month mortality rate compared to hospitalized patients. Another review found the rate reduced by 38%. Caregivers and patients themselves also give hospital-at-home high marks. But despite the enthusiasm for these programs, they’ve been slow to take off in the U.S. At Mount Sinai Health System in New York, our experience illustrates the reasons why.