Payment model finds avoidable complications

September 2008
State Health Watch;Sep2008, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p10
The article discusses the results of a study by researchers using the evidence-informed case rate (ECR) model developed by Prometheus Payment that estimated that the total cost of all potentially avoidable complications across U.S. patients could exceed one-half trillion dollars per year. The researchers sought to separate probability risk from technical risk. They concluded that significantly reducing the number of potentially avoidable complications for heart attack and diabetes could reduce health care costs.


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