The Hot Spotters by Atul Gawande. Posted on May 24, by Jesus Click here to read the rest of the New Yorker article. This entry was posted in News. New Yorker. Jan The hot spotters: can we lower medical costs by giving the neediest patients better care? Gawande A. PMID: ; [Indexed . In the January 24, , New Yorker, physician-author Atul Gawande, M.D., featured Brenner in an article titled, “The Hot Spotters.”.

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In the Hot Spotter article Gawande writes about several innovative approaches to reducing health-care costs. The New YorkerJan 17, This entry was posted in News.

You can listen to the interview at: But for a mainstream doctor to say that proactive patient centered care saves money and is worthwhile is, I think, monumental. The New YorkerFeb 12, Jew their credit, the Camden Coalition has acknowledged that the dramatic data initially reported about their program may be overblown.

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Its model utilizes “care teams” made up of health professionals with expertise in such disciplines as nursing, pharmacy, health coaching, counseling, social work, and community health work. Although the victim had been shot several times and many minutes had passed, his body felt warm.


Can we lower medical costs by giving the neediest patients better care? The New YorkerMay 26, And he does it so well….

Calibrating the ‘Hot-Spotting’ Hype

The New York TimesMay 12, The New YorkerOct 2, Brenner used data mining and statistical analysis to map health-care use and expenses. The New YorkerJun 1, The New YorkerJul 5, The New YorkerSep 21, You may use these HTML tags and attributes: After an initial intake visit, the team contacts enrolled patients at a minimum of twice monthly.

The New GorkerOct 4, The New YorkerDec 6, The New YorkerMar 6, The most recent was about hospice care. The New YorkerApr 4, SlateOct 25, A neighborhood couple, a physical therapist and a volunteer firefighter, approached to see if they could help, but police waved them back. SlateJun 25, Because most coordinators had caseloads of well under patients, they were able to contact their assigned patients frequently — often several times a month or more.

The New YorkerJun 10, At nine-fifty on a Yorkeer night ina yorkef black man was shot while driving his Ford Taurus station wagon through a neighborhood on the yorkr of the Rutgers University campus.

The Hot Spotters

The New York TimesMay 17, Gawande also describes a visit he made to the Special Care Center, a clinic in Atlantic City, an experimental approach hoot primary care. The New York TimesMay 26, The New YorkerOct 7, For example, a program could be piloted in one clinic and compared with a nearby similar control clinic.


The New YorkerDec 10, The New YorkerNov 14, SlateDec 24, One that did was the Medicare Care Coordination hlta program in which 15 healthcare organizations from around the country were given the opportunity to develop programs for improving care coordination among the most complex populations.

The paradigm — referred to as “hot-spotting” — has sprung up in dozens of places in the U. Link to full text in the New Yorkert: According to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Associationpatients assigned to the control group improved just about as much as those receiving the intensive services.

SlateMar 19, The New York TimesMay 24, To rigorously assess their model, the Camden Coalition is now participating in a randomized trial of their program.

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