The Unique Role of the Social Worker Within the Hospital at Home Care Delivery Team

Social Work in Health Care, March 1, 2021

Hospital at Home (HaH) provides acute, hospital-level care at home and post-discharge follow-up. Through a review of 293 HaH admissions conducted by an urban, multidisciplinary HaH program from 2014 to 2017, this report found that a social worker is involved in 71% of admissions and plays a crucial role in pre-emergency department discharge home care and safety screening, home intake, follow-up support, and transition of care to primary care providers and community-based services.

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