Raising Women’s Voices

Continuous Innovation in Health Care: Implications of the Geisinger Experience

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on September 11, 2008

Medical Homes Can Reduce Hospitalizations and Total Health Care Costs

Findings from a new study published today in Health Affairs provide evidence that the patient-centered medical home model can improve quality of care and reduce health care costs. According to first-year results from pilot-test sites, Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania–which has adopted the model–has managed to reduce hospital admissions by 20 percent and save 7 percent in total medical cost

For the full case study, please visit:  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=704008

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