Monday, 12 September 2016

High need, high-cost patients

"Those who face financial or other barriers to care, or who are less likely to seek care when medically needed, may be underrepresented in counts of chronic diseases because they have not had the opportunity to be medically evaluated and diagnosed."

High need, high-cost patients: Who are they and how do they use health care? A population-based comparison of demographics, health care use, and expenditures
SL Hayes, CA Salzberg, D McCarthy, D Radley, MK Abrams, T Shah, G Anderson
The Commonwealth Fund
August 2016

Full report and accompanying date available here.

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