Coordinating Care

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Recent Hospital Mergers Have Improved Patient Care and Decreased Costs by 2.5%

Coordinating health care services is one way hospitals are keeping people healthy while reducing costs.  To better serve their patients and communities, hospitals are strengthening ties to each other and physicians to improve quality and efficiency.

Hospitals are also coordinating with:

  • home health caregivers
  • rehabilitation centers
  • nursing homes and other providers

to bring health care and services to people where they live.  And these partnerships help sustain health care providers in towns and cities across the country.

To see how care coordination is good for patients and health care and for more information on how the growth in the cost of care is slowing down, see below.