Community Paramedic Program Success

From the Mail Tribune:

Data now in for 2016 shows the house calls program reduced emergency room costs by an estimated $448,100 and cut ambulance transport costs by an estimated $289,200 — for a total of $737,300.

With the $220,485 grant cost factored in, the program yielded estimated net savings of $516,815.

The patients in the program cut their overall emergency room use by 56 percent, surpassing Mercy Flights’ original goal of a 50 percent reduction.

Stewart says the program not only cut costs, but improved the patients’ overall health.

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