SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association
Comprehensive Care for Chronically Ill Children Reduced Hospitalizations, ER visits and Costs
Doctors examined the outcomes for two groups of high-risk, chronically ill children. One group received care at the "comprehensive medical home", where patients received primary care and specialty care in one location, where the other group received usual care from their regular providers. Children who received comprehensive care had 40 to 60 percent fewer hospitalizations, ER visits, and ICU admissions.