Policy & Law

Surprise: Long-Term Care in California is Very Wasteful

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$7 billion worth of services for 1 million of the state’s low-income aged and disabled citizens are provided by seven different departments, none of which are coordinated via a central database.

$7 billion worth of services for 1 million of the state’s low-income aged and disabled citizens are provided by seven different departments, none of which are coordinated via a central database.

This makes it virtually impossible to properly coordinate or determine how much each service actually costs, or to prevent overlapping or duplicate services. The result is that many members of this population wind up getting treatment in nursing homes and ERs, even though the purpose of these programs is to provide care in an individual’s home. Moreover, rigid bureaucracies are discouraging hospitals, nursing homes and non-profit organizations from proposing new ideas that might cut costs.

Full article on California’s wasteful long-term care system.

   

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