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Evid Based Nurs 8:23 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.1.23
  • Treatment

Review: hospital at home is as effective as inpatient care for mortality and hospital readmissions in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Hospital at home (HaH) v inpatient care for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease*

Outcomes at 2-3 months after initial exacerbation Number of trials Weighted event rates RRR (95% CI)
HaH Inpatient care
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR and CI calculated from data in article using a fixed effects model.
Patients readmitted to hospital 7 28% 31% 11% (−12 to 28)
Mortality 6 5.3% 8.7% 39% (−5 to 64)

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