Home Healthcare Services as an Extension of Intensive Care Unit
On the modern hospital, the vast majority of patients will require ICU admission. The cost of caring patients in the ICU in the USA is expected to increase to 6% of the gross national product by 2019. There are ways to provide ICU care to the growing number of patients; of all extending ICU care at home seems to be the best solution. Intensive home healthcare is a multidisciplinary effort among hospitals, physicians, nurses, and pharmaceutical and insurance companies. This chapter is an attempt to explore this revolutionary field.
KeywordsHome healthcare ICU care Transition Multidisciplinary effort Advantages Telemedicine
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