Pennsylvania group improves health, lowers cost
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 11, 2009
A Doylestown, PA-based nonprofit may have found how to keep the sickest Medicare patients out of the hospital and save taxpayer money in the process. The group, Health Quality Partners, educates patients who have chronic diseases and gives them monthly face-to-face contacts with nurses. The program could inspire those involved in ongoing efforts across the U.S. to find better ways to manage chronic illness.
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