High-Need, High-Cost Patients: Who Are They and How Do They Use Health Care? A Population-Based Comparison of Demographics, Health Care Use, and Expenditures.

@article{Hayes2016HighNeedHP,
  title={High-Need, High-Cost Patients: Who Are They and How Do They Use Health Care? A Population-Based Comparison of Demographics, Health Care Use, and Expenditures.},
  author={Susan L. Hayes and Claudia A. Salzberg and Douglas Mccarthy and David C Radley and Melinda K Abrams and Tanya D Shah and Gerard F. Anderson},
  journal={Issue brief},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={1-14}
}
Issue: Finding ways to improve outcomes and reduce spending for patients with complex and costly care needs requires an understanding of their unique needs and characteristics. Goal: Examine demographics and health care spending and use of services among adults with high needs, defined as people who have three or more chronic diseases and a functional limitation in their ability to care for themselves or perform routine daily tasks. Methods: Analysis of data from the 2009–2011 Medical… CONTINUE READING