The use of care coordination is improving the lives of patients nationwide. A PBS report shares stories of patients such as Betty Valdez battling chronic illnesses with the help of care coordination.
Valdez struggles with several challenging illnesses, such as chronic lung disease, kidney disease and arthritis. She joined a program run by Metro Community Provider Network, located outside Denver, which focuses on using care coordination to reduce frequent ER visits.
The early results are encouraging. After three hospital admissions in the first three months of the program, Valdez went just once in the three months that followed. She said:
“Since all the medical care that I got here, my mobility is stronger, I got so much better. It gives you more of a reason to want to keep going and live longer.”
Watch the PBS report below about how Valdez is benefiting from care coordination.