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Table 2 Summary of characteristics of included studies

From: Indicators of home-based hospitalization model and strategies for its implementation: a systematic review of reviews

Author, year, country Type of reviews or designs Population Intervention Outcomes AMSTAR
Cool et al., 2018 [53], Belgium Systematic review
Mixed
Adult patients Parenteral cancer drug administration Quality of life, patient’s satisfaction, safety, and costs Moderate
Corral Gudino et al., 2017 [54], Spain Systematic review
Qualitative
Not specified Interventions supporting continuity of care, including HBH Number of readmissions, mortality, or improvement in functional capacity Moderate
Goncalves-Bradley et al., 2017 [22], UK Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
Patients aged 18 years and over Early discharge hospital at home Effectiveness and cost of the intervention High
Huntley et al. [55], 2017, UK Systematic review
Qualitative
Patients aged over 65 years Any community-based intervention offered as an alternative to admission to an acute hospital Reduction in secondary care use, patient-related outcomes, safety, and costs Moderate
Shepperd et al., 2016a [24], UK Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
People aged 18 years and older Home-based end-of-life care Place of death, admission to hospital, patient satisfaction, caregiver burden, health service costs. High
Shepperd et al., 2016b [25], UK Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
Patients aged 18 years and over. Hospital at home Mortality, transfer to hospital, place of residence, length of stay, patient satisfaction, cost High
Echevarria et al., 2016 [23], UK Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
Patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Early supported discharge (ESD) and hospital at home (HAH) Readmissions, mortality, and cost. Moderate
Qaddoura et al., 2015 [49], Canada Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
Patients who required hospitalization for decompensated heart failure Substitutive care models Mortality, hospital readmissions, other clinical, patient-centered, and cost outcomes High
Caplan et al., 2012 [20], Australia Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
Patients aged > 16 years Hospital at home care models Mortality, readmission rates, patient and carer satisfaction, and costs Moderate
Jeppesen et al., 2012 [12], Norway Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
Patients with a diagnosis of COPD with an acute exacerbation Hospital at home care Readmission rate, mortality, costs, and days of care provision High
Hansson et al., 2011 [50], Denmark Systematic review
Quantitative
Children and adolescents aged 0–18 years with a cancer diagnosis Care in the patient’s own home as an alternative to a hospital admission Children’s physical health and adverse events, satisfaction and quality of life of children and their parents, and costs Low
Shepperd et al., 2009 [51], UK Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
Patients aged 18 years and over Early discharge hospital at home Mortality, readmissions, patient satisfaction, length of stay in hospital and hospital at home, cost Moderate
Shepperd et al, 2008 [52], UK Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
Patients aged 18 years and older Hospital care at home Mortality, readmissions or transfers to hospital, patient and caregiver satisfaction, place of residence at follow-up, length of stay, and cost Moderate
Felix et al., 2004 [26], UK Systematic review and meta-analysis
Quantitative
Adult patients Hospital at home schemes Mortality and readmission Moderate
Shepperd et al., 1998 [44], UK Systematic review
Quantitative
Patients aged 18 years and over Hospital at home care Mortality, re-admissions, costs, patient satisfaction, and carer satisfaction Low