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Home Health Care Saves Over $7,000 Per Patient Over Hospitalization After ER Visits

Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:38 PM

A new study from The American Journal of Accountable Care shows that patients who received home-health care following an ER visit had a total 90-day cost of $13,012 as opposed to $20,325 for patients who were admitted to the hospital.  Home-health patients were also 10% less likely to be readmitted to the hospital.

“One of the most striking results from this was … how infrequently this option was actually used,” co-author Tyler Kent told Home Health Care News. “I think our work here helped distinguish there are benefits to [receiving home health following ER visits]. If home health was set up more quickly, perhaps more people could be affected by the option.”

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