House calls might be coming back into vogue as a way to cut health care costs and reduce hospital readmission rates. The Wall Street Journal had a recent article describing the use of house calls to keep costs in check and ensure better care for patients. The common consensus is that patients have a lower rate of infection if kept out of the hospital so there are multiple benefits. The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is an organization that has been a leader in improving care while reducing costs; house calls are a component of the program. The New Yorker ran a profile of Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, founder of the Camden Coalition, several years ago. Read it to learn more about novel approaches to providing outstanding care while reducing costs.
–Liza Thompson, Expert Medical School Admissions Consulting