Why private health insurers should pay for hospital-type care at home

In the past, when you needed chemotherapy or intravenous treatments such as antibiotics or hydration, you needed to be admitted to hospital.

Patient at home

These days, it’s possible to have such treatments in the comfort of your home, with nursing or other clinical supports.

Public hospital-in-the-home and other hospital-substitute programs are burgeoning in the public sector, including in Victoria, WA and