Home-based primary care lowers medicare costs for high-risk elders, data shows

5 agosto 2014

Geriatricians found that when medical care for frail elders with advanced illness shifts to the home, total Medicare costs were reduced by 17 percent during a two-year period. A new study underscores the value of home-based primary care for America’s aging seniors. The study also revealed there were nine percent fewer hospitalizations, 20 percent fewer emergency department visits, 27 percent fewer skilled nursing facility stays and 23 percent fewer specialist visits. The data revealed high death rates that were similar in both groups.