Focusing on the sickest saves money for the health system

I am reading Atul Gawande’s piece on how focusing on the sickest segement of the population and basically setting up “ambulatory intensive care” eventually ends up saving health care costs for all. The argument is compelling.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/24/110124fa_fact_gawande?currentPa…

One wonders the extent to which these ideas can be applied to other countries as well, specifically developing countries.

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