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The $1 trillion quest to bring hospital care to your home

 — 9 août 2020
Hospital buildings add a huge amount to medical bills. Moving care to people’s homes could dramatically reduce those costs.

The ballooning cost of healthcare is well-known and well-documented. But one surprising piece of this story is how much a hospital’s overhead adds to a bill. In one case study, an astonishing 68% of the cost of care went to brick-and-mortar expenses. As a result, people are looking more closely at « hospital at home, » which enables patients to get lower-risk treatment in their homes, freeing up hospital beds for more serious conditions and bringing down the overall cost of care. COVID-19 has only accelerated the need for this model—now the system just needs to catch up

Thèmes : Économie, Santé  


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