Study Finds Better Health Partnership Associated with Significant Improvement in Population Health and Cost Savings

By | February 6, 2018

A study published in the February 2018 issue of Health Affairs reports the association of Better Health Partnership, a collaboration of primary care providers and other stakeholders, with nearly $40 million in savings over six years by delivering better care to primary care patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart failure in Cuyahoga County, avoiding an estimated almost 6,000 costly hospitalizations.  Funded by a training grant from the National Institutes of Health, MD-PhD candidate JT Tanenbaum was lead author on the investigation alongside faculty of the Case Western Reserve University-MetroHealth System Center for Health Care Research and Policy, including Douglas Einstadter,  Mark Votrbua, and past Center director Randall Cebul.   The report estimates that 5,764 more hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County were averted as compared with other large Ohio counties from 2009 through 2014. For a limited time, you may read the full publication in the current issue of Health Affairs.    Click here to read more.