It’s nice to not have to go to the hospital. Some patients with long term illnesses feel that there is an even greater measure of our success – how many times has treatment by House Call Doctor Thousand Oaks KEPT them from having to go into the hospital at all.
Eventually insurance companies and Medicare may track and value this – especially since many of our patient’s prior hospitalizations were $105,000 to $155,000 for EACH hospitalization (and several prior admissions over $1 million). Generally our patients would be extended ICU, Critical Care, or major orthopedic admissions.
We definitely know that our patients love skipping the hospital.