Readmission into hospitals is a big cost issue. Patients with more complicated issues need extra care and management in preventing unexpected returns. A more comprehensive and qualify based care and lessen readmission for those suffering from more complicated issues. The article and study below look closer at why this type of care worked in lowering admission.
The article, “Focusing on Patients With Complex Medical Needs via Intense Care Management Shows Promise, AJMC® Researchers Say” states,
“Super-utilizers,” or patients with complex health issues and frequent hospital visits, are becoming a focus of care management programs in an effort to improve patient outcomes. However, evidence on their effectiveness is slim. A study published in The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®)found that Medicare fee-for-service patients in four states who fit this category and were enrolled in a high-intensity care management program had 37 percent fewer unplanned hospital readmissions than a matched comparison group.
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