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Contribution of preventable acute care spending to total spending for high-cost medicate patients

by jmiller on August 9, 2013

This article by Atul Gawande concludes “Among a sample of patients in the top decile of Midicare spending in 2010, only a small percentage of costs appeared to be related to preventable ED visits and hospitalizations.  The ability to lower costs for these patients through better outpatien care may be limited.  (JAMA, June 26th)  Click here to read full article.

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