Question / Intervention Goal / Objectives
The Eden Health Primary Care Platform offers employees greater access to primary care, using near site clinics, pop-up worksite clinics, as well as virtual visits. One goal of the program is to reduce the use of specialists, and in turn, reduce expenses for care.
Their calculation is the proportion of patients whose visit resulted in a referral to a specialist.
Findings / Metric/ Outcome/ Savings
Of 1,205 patients who had an office visit in a 12-month period, 145 (12.03%) were referred to a specialist. Eden’s rate for specialist referral is significantly lower than a national benchmark of 33% of patients.
No adjustments were made to reflect characteristics of Eden’s population, which may vary from the population used for the benchmark.