Why we should expand hospital-at-home during the COVID-19 pandemic

A doctor in protective suit visits a person suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at her home in Bergamo, the epicentre of Italy's outbreak, April 16, 2020. Patients with symptoms that are not too severe are treated at home in Bergamo, to avoid overcrowding hospitals already overwhelmed with patients needing intensive care. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2T5G9PUGEC

Hospital-at-home programmes can save resources and lives, during the pandemic and long term. Image: REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Hema Pingali
Third-Year Medical Student, Harvard Medical School
Dhruva Kothari
Attending Physician, Boston Medical Center
Russell Phillips
Primary Care Physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Director of the Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School
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