PHI 84/10

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information on Victorian Hospital in the Home Review 2009

Page last updated: 25 November 2010

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25 November 2010

Victorian Hospital in the Home Review 2009

In late 2008 the Victorian Department of Health engaged external contractors to undertake a review of Hospital in the Home (HITH) programs across Victoria. HITH programs have been in operation for 15 years. The review was carried out in 2009 and final report published in early 2010.

The objectives of the review were as follows:

    • use existing information to evaluate key aspects of HITH programs including role, referral processes, workforce issues, staff safety, medical leadership and clinical and corporate governance
    • develop recommendations to ensure that Victorians have equitable access to patient-centred HITH programs
    • identify models of substituted care and investigate other technologies which may enhance services
    • review the relationship between HITH programs and other programs and referral processes
    • outline a new service delivery model, if indicated by the finding
The final report compiled by DLA Philips Fox, as well as the literature review and a qualitative research with patients report can be accessed by following the links below.

Final Report HITH RV 2008-09

The literature review for the HITH review

The qualitative research with patients report

Department of Health response to the HITH review


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