CAH Out of Hospital Care
Comparative Evaluation of the Tolerability of Cefazolin and Nafcillin for Treatment of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Infections in the Outpatient Setting
Gold Coast patients having the hospital come to them in Queensland first
Continuous Infusions of Meropenem in Ambulatory Care: Clinical Efficacy, Safety and Stability
Being Good Stewards, Part 1
Development of quality indicators for antimicrobial treatment in adults with sepsis
Effects of Group 1 versus Group 2 Carbapenems on the Susceptibility of Acinetobacter baumannii to Carbapenems: A Before and After Intervention Study of Carbapenem-Use Stewardship
Antimicrobial stewardship teams help save lives
Avoiding the Antibiotic Armageddon
5/21/14 – Australia : Home-based care a first for Graylands Hospital [TendersInfo (India)]
New bid to tackle Third World rates of rheumatic heart disease
The Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Revolution
Controlling Clostridium Difficile
Victorian hospital beds flatline despite Coalition promise
Dutton “committed” to electronic health record
[Journals]: Kitchens are a Source of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
Superbug: An Epidemic Begins
The Global Challenge of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Transplant Recipients and Patients With Hematologic Malignancies
UCLA Hospitals Serve Up Antibiotic-Free Beef And Chicken
Infection control: why doctors over-prescribe antibiotics
Bloodstream Infections in Community Hospitals in the 21st Century: A Multicenter Cohort Study
Patients are clogging up state hospital emergency rooms with minor conditions costing taxpayers close to $1 billion a year
Doctor ‘Chagrin’ Among Reasons Why Antibiotics May be Overused in Hospitals
MBS co-payments could ensure sustainable telehealth market
Lawrence Springborg’s plan to shift public hospital patients into five star hotels
Home care program would benefit patients
Superbugs spreading in Canada due to lax laws governing antibiotics use by farmers: leading doctors
New conference announced for the HITH Community in 2014
The HITH Society has announced their Annual Scientific Meeting and Conference will take place at Bayview Eden, Melbourne, November 20-21, 2014. The program will feature the latest opinion and science guiding the HITH Community. To find out more details about the program, and registration information for the event, visit the HITH Society website.
Hospital in the Home service expands
What do restoring vintage cars and HITH services have in common?
Find out how HITH patient Bruce got back to his passion of restoring his Austin 7 while receiving treatment under the HITH service. HITH TV where you can meet some interesting HITH patients and their HITH HCPs.
How does a HITH service operate?
There are many HITH services available with more being added each year. Go to HITH TV to find out how HITH works at the Macarther Ambulatory Care Service to deliver customised treatment to HITH patients like Carol.
Have you seen the latest episode on HITH TV?
Go on the road with Janine Bond, Clinical Nurse for Brisbane Metro North, and see how she delivers HITH services, to patients like Peter, in the community. View this episode and more on HITH TV now.
US model for hospital care at home reduces costs and increases patient satisfaction
Hot on the heels of the recent Deloitte/Access Economics report here in Australia, a study just published in the US also supports the potential of cost savings and increased patient satisfaction through greater utilisation on Hospital in the Home Services. An innovative “hospital at home” acute care programme has reduced costs by 19% with similar…
Living Life to the Full – Mary’s Story
One of the key attributes of HITH and home infusion of antibiotics is it’s user friendliness for patients. This is especially important Cystic Fibrosis patients where home IV therapy becomes part of their lives. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease which affects over 3000 Australians. People living with this condition face challenges daily and must…
The latest video presentation to be released from last year’s HITH conference is an excellent presentation from Dr Andrew Fuller titled “The Use of Antibiotics in the ‘Hospital in the Home Program’ – Antibiotic Stewardship”. Dr Fuller presents his experiences in treating infectious diseases in the HITH program at The Alfred Hospital using a number of…
Economic Analysis of Hospital in the Home – New research released by The HITH Society & Deloitte Access Economics
Finally the word is out. Newspaper headlines are screaming Switch to Home Care ‘Could Save Millions’ and Healthy Savings in Care at Home. This wave of publicity about the economic benefits of HITH follows the release of an economic analysis of Hospital in the Home by the HITH Society of Australasia. The research report, compiled by Deloitte Access…
Are doctors necessary to run a successful HITH service?
It’s the age old question that HITH services have been debating since the dawn of HITH. This question was hotly debated by an expert panel at last year’s HITH conference – 2 doctors arguing against the motion that ‘Doctors are necessary to run a successful HITH service’, and 2 nurses arguing for the motion. So,…
Brisbane HITH Seminar and Workshop
Earlier this year we hosted a HITH seminar and workshop in Brisbane focusing on issues in Queensland. Attendees came from established and emerging HITH services, both in the private and public settings. The dynamic program was chaired by Prof. Gideon Caplan, and included insights from the HITH Society Australasia, Queensland Government, established Queensland HITH services…
Improving the Patient Experience
There are so many benefits of HITH that we get excited about; the economics, the clinical outcomes, the professional opportunities; but at the end of the day the enhanced patient experience is one of the most rewarding. Not all of us have direct contact with patients to see this first hand, so when this story…
Spreading the Word
The sharing of ideas, knowledge and experience is the best way to continue expanding and improving HITH programs throughout Australasia. Perhaps you have a colleague or associate, within your hospital or elsewhere, who could benefit from some of the combined wisdom from the HITH community.
The Home Calling – Episode 2
Earlier this year The Home Calling team travelled to South Australia to bring you episode 2 of the Home Calling documentary series. In episode 2 we visit the well established Hospital @ Home ward at Flinders Medical Centre to get some insights into their operation. While in Adelaide, we also go behind the scenes at…
QLD HITH Seminar
On March 31 Baxter and The Home Calling sponsored a special HITH seminar in Brisbane. The Seminar was designed to bring together key practitioners in HITH to stimulate discussion on funding of at home services and how various services have successfully implemented programs or are looking to expand patient services. During the event, lots of…
Prime Minister of New Zealand opens new Christchurch Pharmacy
The new Christchurch Pharmacy Services and Distribution Centre was opened by Prime Minister, the Hon. John Key at a recent reception. The NZ$3.6 million medication compounding facility will service all six South Island District Health Boards (DHBs) who signed a joint public/private agreement with Baxter in 2009 for the provision of aseptic compounded products including…