ANNE R. SOMERS; NANCY H. BRYANT, R.N., M.P.H.
The story of the Chelsea-Village program of home health care for the homebound aged operated out of St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City and described elsewhere in this issue by Dr. Philip Brickner, Sister Teresita Duque, and associates is as important as it is heart-warming. It should be required reading for health care professionals, third-party payers, and all public and private officials responsible for setting health priorities in this country.
Despite the modest dimensions of the experiment—involving only 200 referrals and 169 patients actually placed under care—Dr. Brickner claims significant savings to society. At a minimum rate of $800
SOMERS AR, BRYANT NH. Home Care: Much Needed, Much Neglected. Ann Intern Med. ;82:111–112. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-1-111
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