Last week we highlighted a study on the benefits of DPC. Now comes an article that summarizes it much better. It’s called Study: Massachusetts Should Embrace Direct Healthcare Options. It’s actually a PR release but I highly recommend you comb through it. You can use it to:
- Send to employers
- Send to businesses
- Send to patients
- Put on your website
- Send to your local politicians
It lists a few cool resources and quotes to throw out there. Here are some examples:
A study published in the American Journal of Primary Care found that a small subset of direct health care arrangements studied resulted in a $119.4 million decrease in preventable hospital use in these practices in New York, Florida, Virginia, Arizona and Nevada. Over 90 percent of the savings – $2,551 per patient – came from Medicare patients.
DHC also offers an innovative option for small businesses. Superior Packaging and Finishing in Braintree saved $370,000 in a year, or over $4,300 per enrolled employee when the company switched to offering a DPC plan to its employees.
What you tell others matters but having third party resources for credibility really helps you as well.