Navigation Links
Targeting top 911 callers can trim cost, improve patient care
Date:4/14/2011

tigators say. Each 911 call requires EMS to dispatch an ambulance to the caller.

Repeated 911 callers, the researchers reasoned, may face problems such as lack of health insurance and access to routine medical care or an inability to navigate the labyrinth of healthcare services. The findings of the study suggest they were mostly right. Examining a year's worth of 911 call logs, the researchers identified Baltimore City's 25 most frequent 911 callers, 10 of whom enrolled in the three-month program for weekly sessions with a case worker who assessed their medical needs, taught them how to navigate the health care system, put them in touch with primary care physicians and specialists, referred them to various support programs and educated them on ways to limit 911 calls to true emergencies.

Collectively, the 10 callers made 520 calls to 911 in the year preceding their enrollment. Based on their call pattern from the previous year, the researchers estimated that these 10 people would make 100 calls to 911 during the three months of the program. Somewhat to the researchers' surprise, there were only 57 calls, nearly half as many as they had predicted.

Nine of the 10 patients had insurance, mostly through Medicare. All 10 patients had two or more chronic conditions, including hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Seven had either a mental health or a substance abuse problem or both. The average age was 60 years, ranging from 39 to 89 years. The case manager referred patients to insurance assistance programs, medical specialists, adult-care services, food services like Meals on Wheels, psychiatric evaluation and support groups for substance abuse. Nearly 70 percent of the referrals were to non-medical services.

"This program highlights the importance of simple interventions that can yield powerful results," says co-investigator Kathleen Westcoat, M.P.H., of Baltimore HealthCare Access. "For example making sure that a diabetic pat
'/>"/>

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
epeshev1@jhmi.edu
410-926-6780
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cancer-targeting investigational nanoparticle receives FDA IND approval for first-in-human trial
2. New program targeting whole-person health care gets major grant
3. Targeting nicotine receptors to treat cognitive impairments in schizophrenia
4. Scientists announce new advance with potential for future cancer targeting
5. Investment in CRC screening targeting pre-medicare population could cut medicare treatment costs
6. Targeting hit-and-run cancer viruses
7. Targeting flight-or-fight hormone response to combat heart failure
8. Targeting disease remission has socio-economic benefits over low disease activity
9. Spanish gene expression data promise targeting of anti-angiogenesis treatment
10. Targeting the blood-brain barrier may delay progression of Alzheimers disease
11. New Study on Elder Care Marketing Reveals Fresh Insights in Targeting Aging Population
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... “Many people become overwhelmed by the thought of ... phone calls with insurance companies,” The Jones Firm explains ... free eBook on pedestrian and bicycle accidents . ... auto accident claims assures the injured individual that a ... their case while they focus on recovering. , ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... December 26, 2014 Parker & ... the best in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor ... hour emergency services in 2014 with regard to ... that Arizona is known for its incredibly hot ... understands the intricacies and details of a wide ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 The ... Analysis to 2023” focuses on the current treatment ... in the colorectal cancer market. Stivarga is a ... colon or rectal cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is developing ... the treatment of refractory CRC in the US, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier ... announced its new selection of black one-shoulder cocktail dresses ... now; they are available at discounted prices, up to 70% ... will last for three weeks only. You know, we have ... are interested in our new items can visit our website ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... BambooFlooringChina.com sells many bamboo products and the business is ... company announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , ... is the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to ... 20, 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from ... All the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Guide to Handling Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents Released By The Jones Firm, Featured in Recent Article 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay ... nice house to a handy jet at your disposal, but the ... take years off your life? Maybe not, new research suggests. ... seem to lose years off their lives due to the effects ...
... at the meeting, which is being held in Budapest, ... using echocardiography to document early warning signs of adverse ... echocardiography to evaluate the protective role of ACE inhibitors ... "These studies open the way for the early identification ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- ... tired; it may also increase your risk of developing type 2 ... of women found that those who worked rotating night shifts were ... hours, and the longer that they worked a rotating shift schedule, ...
... are too poor to afford pacemakers. But a study has ... and implanting them in Indian patients "is very safe and ... is a co-author of the study, published online ahead of ... helped conduct the research before coming to Loyola while he ...
... Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy,s Oak Ridge ... key class of proteins involved in drug detoxification. ... affiliated with ORNL and the University of Tennessee, have ... in a class of enzymes called P450s. Certain types ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) ... hormone therapy do not appear to be at increased risk ... review of evidence. Hormone therapy called "androgen deprivation ... studies found that the therapy might increase the risk of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers 2Health News:EUROECHO 2011: Importance of echocardiography to evaluate cardio toxicity in cancer patients 2Health News:EUROECHO 2011: Importance of echocardiography to evaluate cardio toxicity in cancer patients 3Health News:EUROECHO 2011: Importance of echocardiography to evaluate cardio toxicity in cancer patients 4Health News:Rotating Shift Work May Boost Women's Diabetes Risk 2Health News:Rotating Shift Work May Boost Women's Diabetes Risk 3Health News:Reusing pacemakers from deceased patients is safe and effective, study finds 2Health News:Supercomputer reveals new details behind drug-processing protein model 2Health News:Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients 2Health News:Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... and RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 23, ... International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) (TSX: ENL), ... ) announced today that they have submitted a New ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Buprenorphine HCl ... pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... JUNCTION, N.J. , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company marketing its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to ... surgery patients in 28 countries worldwide, today announced ... Russo , MD, FACS, as its Senior Vice ... Dr. Di Russo ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Calif. , Dec. 22, 2014 Apnea ... expanded corporate offices in Aliso Viejo ... that due to the tremendous growth and worldwide expansion, ... Sales of patented SnoreRx, the anti snore cure have ... He said, "We are now in 23 countries ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 2Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 3Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 4Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 5CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 3CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 5
... , OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 4 Amber ... Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) for specialized ... provided comprehensive pharmacy care programs and services to meet ... one of the leading providers of services to transplant ...
... , ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 4 PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE ... against biological and chemical threats, announced today the presentation of ... its lyophilized recombinant Protective Antigen (rPA) based anthrax vaccine is ... up to and including 55 degrees C. The data ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Amber Pharmacy Earns Accreditation From ACHC 2PharmAthene Presents rPA Anthrax Vaccine Data at the 2009 HHS PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop 2PharmAthene Presents rPA Anthrax Vaccine Data at the 2009 HHS PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop 3PharmAthene Presents rPA Anthrax Vaccine Data at the 2009 HHS PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop 4PharmAthene Presents rPA Anthrax Vaccine Data at the 2009 HHS PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop 5
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: