SPOTLIGHT: Harvard mobile van saves health system $20M

Harvard Medical School has run a "curbside clinic" van for 17 years, offering free tests and health counseling in low income neighborhoods. This, of course, is a great community service. What's interesting, however, is that it's also a major health cost saver. A new study concludes that the van saved the healthcare system about $20 million last year by getting patients with poor healthcare access to avoid emergency department care. Article