Natural Dietary Supplements Reduce Hospital Re-admission Rates
19 September 2015 | Admin
A recent 11-year study conducted by the University of Southern California and Stanford University provides clear evidence on how natural dietary supplements effectively helped hospitalised Medicare patients by reducing re-admission rates, lowering patients' length of stay and bringing down medical costs.
The Study Results
The overall data collation showed the following results:
● 10% reduction in re-admission rates for congestive heart failure patients.
● 12% reduction in re-admission rates for those suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
● Overall, it showed an 8.4% re-admission reduction for all patients, regardless of diagnosis.
● There was an observed 16% reduction in patients' length of stay.
● There was a 15.8% cost saving, which by the US research measurement criteria, equated to $3,079 saved in health care expenses per person.
Possible Significant Cost Benefits
Natural dietary food supplements are often portrayed as unnecessary and overpriced but this 11-year study defies that myth. They can and do save the US medical industry thousands of dollars per patient and whilst this study was carried out exclusively in the US it could equally apply to the UK NHS system, saving them and us, the taxpayers, equally significant amounts of money.
Adapted from an article by L.J. Devon.