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)

This Article

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article