Infusion Pumps at Home

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Patricia Cutting
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Infusion Pumps at Home

Hello all,

We are facing challenges with home care coverage for our patients on outpatient mesna and fluid infusions after chemotherapy in the ambulatory setting. In some cases, we have been forced to admit patients for the infusions previously done at home, due to the lack of home care companies willing to provide the medications and infusion pumps.

Do any hospitals have a model for sending fluids and infusion pumps home with patients for 24 hours (in between clinic visits)? If so, I am curious how it is structured from a regulatory, risk, and business perspective, specifically from the perspective of the infusion pump.

Thank you,
Patti Cutting