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The future of hospital care could look a lot like home

For more and more people, hospitals are just too expensive, but admissions – or what executives call “heads in beds” – is how the doors stay open. So will these hospitals keep making money if they have to radically change their business model?

For one answer, let’s go to Denver where nurse practitioner Drew Dawkins shakes a few Tylenols into a cup. Dancer-like, he twists and glides past the EKG machine, a case of meds, even a printer, toward his patient.

Despite the gear, this is not a hospital room.

It’s Neva Crawshaw’s bedroom at her assisted living facility in Denver, where she can get hospital-level care and still hear a live piano performance from the common room.