“Pennsylvania’s ‘Super-Utilizers’ of hospital care” – A Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report

superutilizers across paThe Pennsylvania Health Care Containment Council (PHC4) Research Brief indicates that the “number of super-utilizers has dropped between 2012 and 2016.” The graphic above is from the Research Brief which is downloadable here.

“‘Super-utilizer’ has been used to describe patients who have repeated inpatient hospital stays or who make frequent trips to hospital emergency rooms – often across different hospitals or health systems. The result is a high health care costs that might have been prevented through early intervention and collaborative care.”

suoerutilizer“A nurse conducts a foot exam on a diabetic patient in Oak Hill, W.Va.” – SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation article: Treating Super Utilizers in Rural Pennsylvania.”

 

 

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