Australia’s ‘Hospital in the Home’ Care Model Demonstrates Major Cost Savings and Comparable Patient Outcomes

New report determines in-home patient care can save an average of 22% over inpatient care for six different health conditions Momentum continues to build in favor of the “Hospital in the Home”, known by the acronym HITH. For certain health conditions, this care model allows the patient to remain in his or her home, instead of staying in a hospital. Caregivers, including specialist physicians, come to the residence with almost the same frequency as occurs for hospital inpatients. Wider adoption...

Offsetting the Rising Costs of Hospital Laboratory Reference and Send-out Testing

Baystate harvests annual savings of 20%+ from simple strategies and steps In today’s depressed economy, hospital laboratories are scrambling to control costs, reduce unnecessary spending, and get more for every dollar they spend. That is why the constantly-rising cost of reference tests and send-out referrals are now a prime target for laboratory budget-cutters across the United States. Every laboratory’s reference/send-out test program is a potential budget-buster, for three...
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