Advancing the science of population-based measures of home-time.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The "home time" measure is gaining appeal in evaluating outcomes for multiple patient populations including post-surgery or intervention and the last 6 months of life. Advancing the science of home time measures will require obtaining the perspectives of patients and caregivers to arrive at a population-based measure of quality of life. Additionally, measure development requires considerations of what care settings denote time away from home, observation period, and thresholds that are clinically significant. We explore examples and challenges from current research and our own experience. Being able to advance such measures could also inform payment models and policy design.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Van Houtven, CH; Smith, VA; Sperber, NR; Coffman, CJ; Hastings, SN

Published Date

  • December 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 100463 -

PubMed ID

  • 32992111

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2213-0772

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2020.100463


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands