Healthcare reform might still be an ongoing problem, but there is an agreement on all sides that the healthcare industry needs to improve care delivery while decreasing spending. A solution to the healthcare problem starts with redesigning care for “high-need patients”.
In an article from Health Affairs, author Peter Long writes, “A 2014 survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund found that high-need patients are highly susceptible to lack of coordination within the healthcare system and are more likely to experience cost-related barriers to accessing care, compared to other older adults”.
In this article Long discusses:
- A publication from the National Academy of Medicine
- Denver health: a real-world example
- The opportunity
Long continues, “Return on investment for most models of care for high-need patients will take time. But one of the most expensive and challenging populations for the current health care system will remain underserved and continue to drive health care spending until there is a unified effort to improve their care”.
To read more, see the full article from Peter Long in Health Affairs.