Study Shows Regional Health Collaborative Makes an Impact
New York, NY — The NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Health Collaborative is improving the health of patients in the Washington Heights-Inwood community in northern Manhattan, according to a recent study. Implemented to address the specific needs of the community’s residents, the program has made a significant impact in several key metrics, including increased patient satisfaction scores. Results from the first three years of the program are published in the November edition of the journal Health Affairs as part of a special issue on “Collaborating for Community Health.”
Lead author Dr. J. Emilio Carrillo, vice president of community health at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and associate professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, will present the results at a Health Affairs briefing at the National Press Club.
A study of 5,852 patients with conditions including diabetes, asthma and congestive heart failure found that emergency department visits and hospitalizations had been reduced by 29.7 percent and 28.5 percent, respectively. Thirty-day readmissions and average length-of-stay declined by 36.7 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively. Additionally, Press Ganey® scores, a leading measure of patient satisfaction, improved across all measures. Continue>
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