“There’s no place like home—when it comes to long-term heart health, a recent Australian study suggests, it actually may be one of the best places.
For those with elderly loved ones, especially loved ones who suffer from chronic heart conditions, premium care and quality-of-living is a top priority. One of the most popular options is home-based health treatment. Many, however, are curious about the long-term effects of home-based health treatment, and wonder if the added comfort comes at a health cost. According to the aforementioned study, the answer is “no.”
In a collaboration between researchers at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne and Griffith University in Queensland, researchers compared the costs and “quality-adjusted life-years” (quality-of-living, for short) between clinic-based intervention done at a hospital’s clinic and home-based intervention handled by specialist nurses and community health professionals (local pharmacists and general practitioners).
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