Archive of Cost Effectiveness

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

April, 2019

While there is substantial uncertainty in the precise computations at the condition level, a strong case can be made that improved access to NEMT for transportation-disadvantaged persons is cost-effective in terms of better healthcare. In some cases, this cost-effectiveness translates directly into decreases in health care costs that exceed the added transportation costs. In other […]

Author

National Academy of Sciences

Transportation Services Fill Access to Care Gaps for One-Third of Riders Surveyed

January, 2019

38% of respondents said that after beginning to use Lyft to attend their medical appointments, they went to urgent care less frequently. This is likely because patients had the transportation means to attend appointments with their primary care or chronic care providers instead of having to mitigate crises in urgent care. This is ultimately less […]

Author

Sara Heath, Patient Engagement HIT