Reducing costs and improving care after hospitalization: Economic evaluation of a novel transitional care clinic

Jonathan R. Murrow, Zahraa Rabeeah, Kofi Osei, Catherine Apaloo

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Abstract

Transitional care management (TCM) is a novel strategy for reducing costs and improving clinical outcomes after hospitalization but remains under-utilized. An economic analysis was performed on a hospital-based transition of care clinic (TCC) open to all patients regardless of payor status. TCC reduced re-hospitalization and emergency department (ED) utilization at six-month follow up. A cost-consequence analysis based on real world data found the TCC intervention to be cost effective relative to usual care. Hospital managers should consider adoption of TCC to improve patient care and reduce costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHealth Services Management Research
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • access to health services
  • cost effectiveness
  • patient readmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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