Archive of Reduced Hospital Stays or ER Trips

Effect of Community Health Worker Support on Clinical Outcomes of Low-Income Patients Across Primary Care Facilities

October, 2018

According to the multicenter randomized clinical trial that included 592 adult patients, help from community health workers—who assist high-risk patients with fulfilling basic needs ranging from housing and food insecurity to transportation and locating an appropriate medical home—resulted in fewer days in the hospital and increased likelihood of reported high-quality primary care.


Shreya Kangovi, MD, MS, Nandita Mitra, PhD, Lindsey Norton, MSS, MLSP, Rory Harte, Xinyi Zhao, MPH, Tamala Carter, CHW, David Grande, MD, MPA, and Judith A. Long, MD

How Community Care Coordination Drove Down Avoidable ED Visits

September, 2018

That avoidable Emergency Department utilization has considerable cost risks for healthcare organizations, data from AHRQ shows. Between 13 and 27 percent of emergency department visits could be referred to a primary care clinic, urgent care center, or retail clinic, thus saving the healthcare industry $4.4 billion annually.


Sara Heath, Patient Engagement HIT

Ride-sharing Tied to Reduce Ambulance Trips

October, 2017

Using a city-panel over-time and leveraging that UberX enter markets sporadically over multiple years, we find that UberX entry reduced the per capital ambulance volume by at least 7%.


Leon S. Moskatel and David J.G. Slusky, University of Kansas

Improving Care for High-Need, High-Cost Medicare Patients

April, 2017

When spreading the cost of the targeted non-emergent medical transportation services benefit across all enrollees in an MA plan, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s analysis projects that the added aggregate average cost across all MA enrollees would be $1.75 PBPM. Therefore, offsetting the cost of the targeted non-emergent medical transportation benefit would require a 2 percent […]


Bipartisan Policy Center