Evaluation of patients' satisfaction with hospital-at-home care.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B431C4F6DC17
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Evaluation of patients' satisfaction with hospital-at-home care.
Journal
Evaluation and the Health Professions
Author(s)
Dubois A., Santos-Eggimann B.
ISSN
0163-2787 (Print)
ISSN-L
0163-2787
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2001
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
24
Number
1
Pages
84-98
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Evaluation Studies ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
On July 1, 1997, in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, a pilot experiment of Hospital-at-Home Care (H-Hcare) was set up for a 2-year period at four sites to measure patients' satisfaction with this type of health care. Out of 174 patients referred to the H-Hcare program for a wide range of treatments, 107 were medical patients admitted for heart failure, community acquired pneumonia, or for an infectious disease requiring i.v.-antibiotherapy; 95 of these agreed to express H-Hcare satisfaction and dissatisfactions during a semistructured interview conducted 6 weeks after admission. H-Hcare was considered a viable alternative to hospitalization when the illness is not too serious, and for patients who are still independent and need little care. When patients are more severely ill, they prefer to go to hospital to avoid overburdening their caregivers and to feel more secure.
Keywords
Home Care Services, Hospital-Based/standards, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Patient Satisfaction, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Switzerland
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Web of science
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