04 Jun Bringing Better Health Care To Seniors: Florida-Based Medical Practice Creates 38% Fewer Hospital Days For Seniors
The nation’s fastest-growing integrated senior primary care medical practice, ChenMed, today announced that the June 2013 issue of Health Affairs includes a report on how its highly effective and scalable model for senior health care improves quality outcomes and results in days in hospital that are 38 percent lower than the national average for seniors.
The substantial reduction in hospital days is particularly significant, as ChenMed centers in Florida, primarily serve low-to-moderate-income elderly patients with an average age of 72 years. Moreover, 73 percent of ChenMed patients are living with five or more major and chronic health conditions. ChenMed is developing additional centers in Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia and Illinois under the brand name JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers.