Cost savings resulting from improved coordination of care at regional hospital/

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    Candi Clouse

    There are a few considerations here. Modeling this $5M savings over 5 years would actually be a negative in the economy as $5M less was actually spent.

    You could consider a net analysis which looks at the effects resulting from a change in production or spending in the economy, both the positive and negative. Think through what type of hospital this is and what they might have done with the savings.  Were those funds given out to shareholders, kept in the bank, or invested in another hospital program?  Also, where the funding for the hospital comes from has implications as well.  A county funded hospital could save the county money, but that money might be invested in other county programs like street repair, child care, etc.  

     

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