Healthcare in the Home: How Distributed Health Service Delivery Can Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes

36 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015

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Philip E. Auerswald

George Mason University - Schar School of Government and Policy

Date Written: January 16, 2015

Abstract

Recent studies of home healthcare provision using existing technologies have shown reductions of 15-30% compared with hospital-based care for similar patient populations, with savings that may potentially be realized from a full embrace of existing telehealth and home healthcare services over the next 25 years projected at $200 billion. Considerably greater cost reductions may be attainable using powerful, distributed technologies currently under development, and benefiting from ubiquitous broadband that is a proximate reality. By allowing a competitive environment to evolve in which entry by distributed health service providers occurs at scale, government at various jurisdictional levels can simultaneously address first-order national concerns related to the budget, the economy, and the quality of life of citizens.

Keywords: Healthcare; Telehealth; Distributed Health Service Delivery

Suggested Citation

Auerswald, Philip Edgar, Healthcare in the Home: How Distributed Health Service Delivery Can Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes (January 16, 2015). GMU School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 15-5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2550739 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2550739

Philip Edgar Auerswald (Contact Author)

George Mason University - Schar School of Government and Policy ( email )

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Arlington, VA 22201
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