Geriatrics has published a paper, "The Resurgence of Home-Based Primary Care Models in the United States."

The article describes the forces behind the resurgence of home-based primary care (HBPC) across the country. It details different home-based models, including Hospital at Home. The paper notes that "currently two national organizations, the American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) and the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), are working together to grow HBPC and advance the workforce."  

HBPC targets the most complex and costliest patients, working with interdisciplinary teams to best serve patient needs. "HBPC has been shown to improve the quality of life of home-limited patients and their caregivers while reducing health care costs."

The John A. Hartford Foundation supports AAHCM and HCCI to produce education on home-based primary care, and is funding the study of Hospital at Home implementation and dissemination.

To read the paper, click here.
To go to Hospital at Home's website, click here.
To go to HCCI's website, click here.
To go to AAHCM's website, click here.