Health reform experts predict transitional care will become more common across the country in the next few years, as long as health plans and hospitals are willing to pay for the extra staff required. “Trans Care” has already caught on in Virginia, with improved outcomes accompanied by significant cost savings. This article from Clinician Reviews […]
(AP) House Calls- Updating Old Idea Seen As Saving Costs While Boosting Care
In an article on August 25, 2009, the LA Times takes a look at the positive impact — in health outcomes and health care spending — that VCU’s House Calls program is making in the lives of critically ill patients on Medicare. Read the full story »
Despite the increased need for geriatric specialists as the population ages, fewer medical school graduates — often deterred by the prospects of relatively low pay — are choosing to become geriatricians, writes Tammie Smith, for the Richmond Times Dispatch. Read the full article and view the video below »
In August 2009, the Richmond Times Dispatch took an in-depth look at some of the issues facing geriatric care in the Richmond area, and solutions that VCUHS is developing to address them. Watch the video below or visit the Times Dispatch website for the article.