Endocarditis is safely treated at home

Patients with infective endocarditis can be safely treated in their own homes, an Australian study finds.

The review of 68 Victorian patients found 94% were cured after receiving in-home care, following careful selection for the approach.

Home care freed up hospital resources and reduced costs by about 25%, researchers from Barwon Health wrote last month in the Internal Medicine Journal (online).

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