Keyword: Peterson Center on Healthcare
The cost of admissions for patients who develop pneumonia with major complications topped $20,000 in 2018.
The healthcare system has failed patients with complex medical needs, according to a new national survey. While almost all of these high-need patients have consistent access to healthcare, they struggle to get the coordinated medical, behavioral and social services they need to maintain their health and avoid costly hospital visits.
Building on the experiences of three medical practices, a nonprofit group hopes to help other primary care practices put in place what it says is a proven high-performance, lower-cost model.