CHW’s – the underappreciated heroes of healthcare

In a study on the effectiveness of a community health worker outreach program on healthcare utilization of west Baltimore City Medicaid patients with diabetes, with or without hypertension:

 The CHW program resulted in an average savings of 2,245 dollars per patient per year, and a total savings of 262,080 dollars for 117 patients, with improved quality of life (QOL) indicating cost effectiveness.

Posted in Community and Culture, Evidence Based Medicine, General Discussion, EBM, Medical Home, John's Blog, Patient Centered Medical Home
2 comments on “CHW’s – the underappreciated heroes of healthcare
  1. Leslie Hargrove says:

    Has this data been published? If so, what is the reference?

  2. John says:

    This is a start. But as a hospital trustee, I see a lot of hidden costs.

    http://medicaloffice.about.com/od/operations/fl/Epic-Problems-or-Epic-Results.htm

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