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Advanced home health model yields savings, study finds
Modern Healthcare

An advanced form of home healthcare offered by Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, N.M., provided care that was 19% less than the cost for similar inpatients, while clinical outcomes were comparable or better, according to a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs.

Most of the savings came from the 323 home healthcare patients in the study having lower average length of stays and lower use of clinical testing than the 1,048 inpatients studied.

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