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NSW Hospital in the Home (HITH) Guideline

Doc type: Guideline

Doc No.: GL2013_006

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Corporate Administration - Governance
Corporate Administration - Information and data
Clinical/ Patient Services - Medical Treatment
Clinical/ Patient Services - Nursing and Midwifery
Personnel/Workforce - Occupational Health & Safety

Summary
Hospital in the Home (HITH) services deliver selected types of patient-centred multidisciplinary acute care to suitable, consenting patients at their home or clinic setting as an alternative to inpatient (hospital) care. This guideline has been developed by clinicians to provide clear, standardised guidance to Local Health Districts and Specialty Networks regarding terminology, key elements and principles of HITH in NSW. They will also support Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks to develop, evaluate and monitor HITH services to meet local needs.

Date of Publication: 20 August 2013

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: System Relationships and Frameworks

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Public Health System Support Division, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals

Audience: Nursing, Medical & Allied Health, Local Health Districts, Speciality Health Networks,Medicare Locals

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres

Review Date: 20 August 2014

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

Status: Active

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NSW Hospital in the Home (HITH) Guideline

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