From JAMA Network Open:

Home-Based Cardiac Rehab Patients Have Fewer Hospitalizations

Research by KPSOM professor and student shows favorable results compared with center-based patients

August 25, 2022

Chileshe Nkonde-Price, MBBS, MS, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) Assistant Professor of Clinical Science and KPSOM student Michael Najem, BS, are co-authors of a research paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open on August 25, 2022.

“Comparison of Home-Based vs Center-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation in Hospitalization, Medication Adherence, and Risk Factor Control Among Patients with Cardiovascular Disease” details the research cohort’s study of 2,556 demographically diverse Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) patients with high risk. Of that number, 1,241 participated in home-based cardiac rehabilitation (HBCR) and 1,315 participated in center-based cardiac rehabilitation (CBCR).

The study, which was conducted among KPSC CR patients between April 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019, with additional follow-up through April 30, 2020, found fewer hospitalizations at 12 months among participants in HBCR compared with participants in CBCR programs. The study included Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, and white patients making this study one of the largest known demographically diverse and medically complex cohort studies to date.

Read the article here .