How Home-Based Primary Care Can Reduce Expensive Hospitalizations
It’s common knowledge that health care spending in the United States is on target to reach 20% of GDP — and that the 5% of patients who are the most expensive to treat account for 50% of all health care spending. These patients tend to be frail and elderly and have multiple chronic illnesses; many have unmet behavioral and mental health needs as well. A CareMore Health program in Connecticut has proven that an approach can reduce the expensive hospitalizations that largely drive the high cost of caring for these patients. How? By treating these patients at home.