Inpatient hospital care in the comfort of home

BCBS ProgressHealth,  By Travis Messina, December 2019 Every day, in emergency departments and urgent care centers across the country, thousands of patients are assessed for acute illnesses such as asthma, congestive heart failure, pneumonia and urinary tract infections. If symptoms are severe enough, the patient is admitted to the hospital for what is often an expensive and uncomfortable inpatient stay. Even worse, these stays may lead to an increased risk for dangerous infections or complications. Today, however, a growing number of health systems are adopting a better way to deliver hospital care. The trend is called Home Recovery Care (HRC),…

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