KPMG’s case for moving care out of hospitals and closer to patients

Community-based care can be viewed as healthcare systems’ way of becoming more patient-centric by shifting care, where possible, closer to the people who need it. Moving the proper care to the right setting at the right time enables providers to intervene sooner when better outcomes are possible. This approach also allows for care delivered more cost-effectively (without expensive hospital infrastructure and overhead) and more readily accessible and conveniently for patients.

Key takeaways from KPMG’s 2021 Healthcare CEO Future Pulse

Community-based care is a model of creating more sustainable systems that can manage costs, enable access, and improve patient outcomes by intervening sooner and closer to patients.

Health leaders should strive to be agile and flexible by forgoing lower complexity and lower-value care. They should focus their efforts and expertise on more complex care that can yield better reimbursements and allow their practitioners to deliver more excellent value. In doing so, they’re making an investment that aligns with a value-based agenda.

Health systems should consider how adopting incentive structures that incorporate a broader ecosystem of partners (beyond traditional care providers) can support the delivery of outcomes.

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