One group of patients, also known as frequent fliers, account for a disproportionate share of health care spending: super-utilizers.
Becoming ubiquitous, thes on-the-spot physicians provide immediate care and may cut hospital costs. The jury’s still out on quality.
Can doctors and hospitals collaborate to improve quality and limit costs? The accountable care organization may be their last, best chance.
Retail clinics brought grocery-aisle convenience to strep tests and flu shots. Now they’re aiming to manage chronic conditions.
Could “medical homes,” where every patient has a physician-led support team, improve health and reduce costs? Early evidence says yes.