Patientism

A Movement which Seeks to Reduce the Cost and Improve the Effectiveness of Health Care by Making Best Practices Information Available to Patients and Providers.

The most important step that could lead to both improved patient outcomes and reduced health care costs may be that of publishing Best Outcomes information. Medicare has historically provided forms of patient outcomes and health care statistical information through publishing its Home Health Compare and Hospital Compare reports and its more recently offered CMS Dashboard. Other organizations such as the Dallas Hospital Council report on a variety of hospital statistics which center on thirty day rehospitalization data. And, the firm of Dobson DaVanzo & Associates released four (soon to be five) working papers which examine the total cost of rehospitalizations for three distinct episode types. However, while such reports provide Information that is academically interesting, they offer few data points which are operationally “actionable”.

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30-Day Hospitalization Rate 6.7%.
64% lower than the national average.