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Title: Admission avoidance hospital at home
Authors: Shepperd, Sasha
Iliffe, Steve
Doll, Helen A.
Clarke, Mike J.
Kalra, Lalit
Wilson, Andrew D.
Gonçalves-Bradley, Daniela C.
First Published: 1-Sep-2016
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd for Cochrane Collaboration
Citation: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007491.
Abstract: Background: Admission avoidance hospital at home provides active treatment by healthcare professionals in the patient's home for a condition that otherwise would require acute hospital inpatient care, and always for a limited time period. This is the third update of the original review. Objectives: To determine the effectiveness and cost of managing patients with admission avoidance hospital at home compared with inpatient hospital care. Search methods: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, two other databases, and two trials registers on 2 March 2016. We checked the reference lists of eligible articles. We sought unpublished studies by contacting providers and researchers who were known to be involved in the field. Selection criteria: Randomised controlled trials recruiting participants aged 18 years and over. Studies comparing admission avoidance hospital at home with acute hospital inpatient care. Data collection and analysis: We followed the standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane and the Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group. We performed meta-analysis for trials that compared similar interventions and reported comparable outcomes with sufficient data, requested individual patient data from trialists, and relied on published data when this was not available. We used the GRADE approach to assess the certainty of the body of evidence for the most important outcomes.
DOI Link: 10.1002/14651858.CD007491.pub2
ISSN: 1469-493X
eISSN: 1469-493X
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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