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Caring For Our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Patients

posted by DaVita Health

on March 11, 2019

The United States health care system is currently not meeting the needs of our nation’s Most Vulnerable Patients (MVPs), who typically suffer from multiple chronic conditions and are significant utilizers of health care services. The scale, resources, and capabilities required to care for these patients holistically can be challenging within traditional care models.

A new model—one that meets patients when and where they need care most—is needed to better address this unique patient population. Patients who receive high-touch, personalized care are less likely to delay essential care and less likely to go to the emergency department for non-urgent care, thus less likely to accrue avoidable costs.