More than 20 percent of all Medicare spending occurs in the last two months of life. Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin has developed a successful end-of-life, best practice that combines: 1) community-wide advance care planning, where 90 percent of patients have advance directives; 2) hospice and palliative care; and 3) coordination of services through an electronic medical record. The Gundersen approach empowers patients and families to control and direct their care. The Dartmouth Health Atlas has documented that Gundersen delivers care at a 30 percent lower rate than the national average ($18,359 versus $25,860). If Gundersen’s approach was used to care for the approximately 4.5 million Medicare beneficiaries who die every year, Medicare could save more than $33 billion a year.
via Health Care Rx: Across the Country, Some Systems Are Getting It Right – Newt Gingrich.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:03 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
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Answer by jesse123456 at 6:07 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
I think it's so calloused to talk about old people dying saving money in the system.
Write a letter to Newt and let him know!
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:17 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
What pattern? No actually I'm not
Then your not paying attention. Newt is saying this is the equivalent of death panels now..and yet a few months ago, he was all for it. A republican added this amendment to the health care bill.....
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Next question overall
does anyone know what it means when ur babies head is measuring small.....