In the recent development, Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis has now begun to offer the on-site dietetics, social work along with other wraparound services at the clinics. It has seemed that it has done more than anything to improve the patient health outcomes. It has said to be saved over millions of dollars in hospitalization costs.
As per the new paper, it was co-authored by Lisa Harris, who is CEO of Eskenazi Health, Paul Halverson who is the founding dean of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. Joshua Vest, who is the lead author of the paper and to an associate professor of the health policy and management at the Fairbanks School of Public Health founded that the wraparound services are co-located within the primary care setting. This is within the large urban safety-net health provider which is associated with the reduction in the number of the hospitalizations as well as emergency room visits.
Vest added by saying that they provide the non-medical wraparound services in this conjunction which comes with the primary care as one of the strategies. This strategy is to improve the outcomes of the patients as well as to reduce the overall health care expenses.
As per the researchers, it has been estimated that these wraparound services have got the potential to save about $8.2 million from the year 2011 to 2016. This was based on median hospitalization costs. The estimate of this shows an average of $1.4 to $2.4 million potentials cost per saving per year. The researcher has also calculated the savings which are estimated to some hospitalizations that can be expected among the receiving of wraparound services which the services are not offered.
According to Dr. Lisa Harris, who is the CEO of Eskenazi Health, said that the early intervention as well as effective chronic disease management which are said to be vital to keep the people out of the hospital. They too reduce the burden of illness on the patient and also on the health care system. The study which is based on the research about the best opportunity to improve the lives of the patients as well as by the extension of the health and vitality of the community that lies in helping the individuals who all stay well.
This service is also said to be associated with a 5 percent reduction in the number of the emergency department which visits in the year after they provided the services.