Sunday, February 28, 2016
Source: Health in Housing: Exploring the Intersection between Housing and Health Care (44-pg PDF)
"This study, conducted by the Center for Outcomes Research & Education (CORE), directly explores the link between affordable housing and health care through the lens of several national health reform metrics: better connection to primary care, fewer emergency department (ED) visits, improved access to and quality of care, and lower costs.
This is one of the first studies to directly assess the impact on health care costs when low-income individuals move into affordable housing. Medicaid claims data were used to measure changes in health care costs and use, and survey data were used to examine health care access and quality. The study included 145 housing properties of three different types: family housing (FAM), permanent supportive housing (PSH), and housing for seniors and people with disabilities (SPD). The impact of integrated services within housing was also considered..."
Posted by SNi at 2/28/2016 06:00:00 PM