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Home Model Reduces Admissions, Costs at Hospital

September 10, 2008
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According to findings from a pilot published in the journal Health Affairs, Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.) reduced hospital admissions by 20 percent and saved seven percent in total medical costs by providing a patient-centered medical home model of care.

The model, which included around-the-clock access to primary and specialty care and physician and patient access to EHRs over the course of a year, is part of an effort by the organization to redesign its care delivery infrastructure and to create incentives aligned to enhanced healthcare value, it says.

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eisinger serves 2.5 million patients from a 31-county region in central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

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