Research Article

Peterborough Hospital at Home scheme.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 284 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.284.6316.641 (Published 27 February 1982) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982;284:641
  1. I G Mowat,
  2. R T Morgan

    Abstract

    The Peterborough Hospital at Home Scheme had explored the possibilities of treating at home patients who, if it were not for the scheme, would be in hospital. The scheme has been enthusiastically received by patients, consultants, general practitioners, nurses, and other health care workers. It is difficult to compare costs. Nevertheless, the cost of Hospital at Home care cannot be regarded as too expensive compared with care in hospital. Establishment of such schemes elsewhere would affect future allocation of capital.