Rise in Patients Discharged to Home Health

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020 

According to a new study from ATI Advisory, the percentage of patients discharged from short-term acute care hospitals (STACH) to home health has risen from 11 percent in May 2019 to 19 percent one calendar year later.

From January to May 2020, almost 105,000 COVID patients were discharged from STACH, with 29 percent sent home without further care services, 25 percent sent to SNF and eight percent sent to home health agencies.

Seventeen percent of the 3.21 million discharges from STACH from January through May 2020 went to home health care.

Source: NAHC Report

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