A Hospital Prevents Readmissions, but Threatens Revenue
The article describes a program at Boston Children's where the hospital reaches out to families of children with asthma and provides them with stuff like HEPA filter vacuums and hypoallergenic bedding. The program costs $2,600 per child but saves $3,900
The hospital does this program because "it's the right thing to do" but it can only be sustainable if funded. If the government and health insurers had the foresight to support programs like this they could save their money in payouts to hospital and in the end our money in insurance payments and taxes.
Just one example of the problems in our medical system...