Tuesday, January 13, 2009

NY Times' Blogger Captures Essence of Homecare

New York Times' blogger Jane Gross captures the importance of homecare in the continuum of care for health through her recent post titled “Why House Calls Save Money.” In this story she speaks with Dr. Resnick, a physician in New York. Dr. Resnick states, “Much of health care that is now delivered in institutions —hospitals and nursing home — should be provided at home.”

As outlined in the blog, various medical journals have published articles showing that keeping geriatric patients out of the hospital reduces costs between 30 and 60 percent and good home-based care dramatically reduces the amount of time people spend in hospitals.

To read the full posting, visit: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/12/why-house-calls-save-money/?hp.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jane Gross recognizes the clinical importance and cost effectiveness of homecare. The home medical equipment sector is the slowest-growing and most efficient form of healthcare in America yet it's treated like the red-headed step child of the Medicare system.