This evaluation determined whether long-term care coordination provided in the Aging in Place (AIP) program, which included home health care (HHC), made a difference in utilization and cost outcomes compared to patients who received HHC without AIP care coordination.
Chronic disease is the most costly health care problem in America today, with heart failure leading the pack. With penalties for patient readmissions looming, facilities are seeking solutions. One answer? Programs led by nurse practitioners (NPs).
New Article Addition to the Clinical Practice Corner - Health care costs in the last years of life were significantly higher for people with dementia than for those who died from other diseases, including cancer and heart disease... provide important insights into the financial burden that families and society may face for end-of-life care for older adults.
The cost of treating men for heart disease topped $47 billion in 2008, leading a list of the 10 most expensive conditions for men age 18 and older, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)...