Age Well: Home Health Care Shortages in Northwestern VT during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Posted by rpage on 05/26/2021

I had not heard of Age Well. Thanks for your analysis and focus on sufficiency of home care, including the health care cost benefit. Congratulations and thanks to the authors.

Posted by anattres on 05/26/2021 Reply to rpage

Thank you Dean Page, we are so happy that you enjoyed our project (:

Posted by dkaminsk on 05/26/2021

Great work here! The 12 day increase in length of hospital stay is really alarming. I hope the state legislature and insurance carriers take note of this because this would be an important area to focus on to reduce health care costs and provide better care for patients (who would want to stay an extra 2 weeks in the hospital?!).

Posted by anattres on 05/26/2021 Reply to dkaminsk

We agree whole heartedly! The cost analysis was quite shocking when we broke it all down. Hopefully the legislation will consider these requests. It will be very interesting to see how these numbers compare in the next few years when we're hopefully out of the COVID era

Posted by llcui on 05/26/2021

Thank you so much for your poster; this is such an important topic, especially as the United States population ages. I'm curious about the percentage of presentations to the emergency department was essentially equal between the two groups despite the difference in length of stay.