Health Care Hotspotting — A Randomized, Controlled Trial


This week’s blog is brought to you by: Professor Sir Muir Gray, Founding Director Full reference and title from the journal: Health Care Hotspotting — A Randomized, Controlled Trial, Finkelstein, A. et al (2020), N Engl J Med 2020;382:152-62. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1906848 Authors conclusion Background There is widespread interest in programs aiming to reduce spending and improve health care quality among “superutilizers,” patients with very high use of health care services. The “hotspotting” program created by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (hereafter, the Coalition) has received national attention as a promising superutilizer intervention and has been expanded to cities around the country. In the months after hospital discharge, a team of nurses, social workers, and community health workers [...]