NHIF Published Research

Latest Article

Rate of Discontinuation from Home Infusion Therapy Due to Adverse Drug Reactions and Unplanned Hospitalizations – A Pilot Study

The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of discontinuation from home and specialty infusion due to ADRs and unplanned hospitalizations using “Status at Discharge” data collected by the National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF). Additionally, the association between ADRs and hospitalizations with therapy types and age categories was observed through cross tabulation analysis of the study variables.

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Publications

March/April 2021 Research Supplement
  • Discharge Reasons of Patients Receiving Home-Based Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
  • A Home Infusion Program for Administration of Bamlanivimab in High-Risk Settings
Additional Articles

Over the first two years, our patient satisfaction study reviewed data collected from a sample of more than 32,000 home infusion patients and over 6,000 completed surveys.  Key findings include that patients are overwhelmingly satisfied with their home infusion experience and that patients receiving biologic therapies report the highest rates of satisfaction among all therapy categories.

Organizations that utilize the standardized NHIF patient satisfaction survey tool can compare performance to national standards. The data includes 12 questions with 22 data points based on the NHIF Uniform Patient Satisfaction Survey Questions published in 2017, which cover the essential elements of services when patients receive infusions in the home setting.