A March study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) of 17 million Medicare hospitalizations from 2010 to 2016 for knee and hip replacements reports that people who were sent home with home healthcare services demonstrated the same level of functional improvement as those who went to a SNF.
“What this study tells us is it’s certainly safe to send people home under many circumstances,” said Dr. Vincent Mor, a professor of health services, policy and practice at Brown University’s School of Public Health who wrote an editorial accompanying the study.
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