The Business Case for Community Paramedicine: Lessons from Commonwealth Care Alliance's Pilot Program
Publisher: Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
Dec 06, 2016
- Community paramedicine patients who were successfully diverted from emergency room care had lower average costs than those not diverted.
- Patient volume is a strong driver of community paramedicine savings estimates.
- The emergency room diversion rate is also a primary driver of savings estimates.
- Savings estimates are sensitive to operating cost increases; managing aggregate costs of personnel, clinical supervisors, and program administration will be important to support sustainability.
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