A movement called Hospital at Home seeks to provide
professional-caliber medical care at home to people who need care
but do not need to be hospitalized. The concept is simple.
Instead of admitting patients to a hospital for relatively
straightforward conditions, doctors and nurses administer
treatments in the patient's home. New communication technologies
coupled with the miniaturization and portability of ultrasound
and x-ray machines, devices for delivering intravenous (IV)
medications, and other advances are making it easier and safer to
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