Medical Home Model: Reducing Cost, Increasing Care, and Improving Outcomes for Uninsured, Chronically Ill Patients

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Abstract

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▸ Healthcare organizations spend millions of dollars annually on both charity care and bad debt, some of which is caused by needless hospitalizations and medical treatments due to a lack of preventive, proactive care.

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▸ These expenditures continue the trend of rising healthcare costs, which threaten to break the back of American economics.

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▸ Moving uninsured patients who access the emergency department after an exacerbation of a chronic illness to a more proactive, interprofessional medical home clinic model may assist that population to achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle, with an overall reduction in healthcare cost.

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