The University of Illinois Hospital has partnered with the nonprofit Center for Housing and Health to provide housing for ER “super users” who visit as many as 20 times a month during the winter, sometimes just to escape the cold.
The result: Healthcare costs dropped on average 18% a month for those in housing.
The program makes sense “partly because of its growing focus on community health, rather than just the individual care of patients.”
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