Organizations around the country are investigating the effect of moving health care home on patient wellness and treatment costs. Based on independent studies, healthcare cost, recovery time, and risk is reduced by avoiding facility stays. Due to advents in technology, medical providers now have the ability to care for patients without binding them to the agendas of hospitals, insurers, and drug companies.
An independent study of home based primary care has shown a decrease in treatment time and cost as compared to hospital and nursing home stays from patients and providers moving health care home. Average reductions in treatment time have been indicated at a staggering 75%, while overall treatment costs have dropped by 25%. It is presumed that much of the change is due to common facility concerns such as infections, mistakes, and recovery plan management.
Much of the opposition to moving health care home has been the availability of information and treatment options. However, aided by the advancement of mobile technology, care providers are now able to access information and programs from devices outside the facility. Additionally, the migration to home care has led to a reduction in unnecessary testing and extended care referrals that have been a source of income for facilities, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers. Medicare representatives have also begun focusing on moving health care home in an effort to reduce expenditures. It is expected that there will be incentives for medical treatment workers to encourage home care and discourage inpatient stays. The expected modifications should reduce costs and increase the quality of care without detracting from the value of acute care facilities.
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