Safety Net “Medical Homes” Improve Patient Care
Hardly anyone will dispute that safety net hospitals play a major role in providing vital emergency services like trauma and burn care. But their role in primary care is lesser known. The fact is, safety net hospitals are leaders in developing innovative primary care solutions that save lives and money. They provide more than 35 million non-emergency outpatient clinic visits each year to keep people healthy and out of the hospital. Innovative safety net health programs anticipate the needs of patients in order to promote healthy lifestyles and lower health care costs.