Bernard F Pettingill
Department of Medicine, LSU Medical Centre, USAFulltext PDF
This study provides a framework for reducing medical costs associated with catastrophic injuries while improving patient health outcomes in general. Reducing costs and improving patient health outcomes can only be accomplished with a collaborative approach provided by interdisciplinary medical and nursing team’s skilled nursing facility personnel, and attorneys who represent these patients. We propose linking acute treatment specialists with post-acute specialized skilled nursing rehabilitation facilities which provide the highest quality of transitions of care and ultimately a better quality of life at a reduced lifetime cost. How can those catastrophically injured patients afford medical care over their lifetime, minimize liability claims, and still be provided the best patient outcomes? By providing post-acute care in a skilled nursing rehabilitation center that focuses on continuity of care combined with qualified settlement strategies in order to deliver the desired care at minimized costs to patients, while restoring patients to their highest functionality and quality of life.
Reducing costs; Skilled nursing facilities; Structured settlements; Catastrophic injuries; Litigation costs; Home health costs
Pettingill BF. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reducing Lifetime Medical Costs of Catastrophically Injured Patients in Litigation. World J Phys Rehabil Med. 2020;4(1):1014..