Lancaster County has Pennsylvania's second-lowest rate of hospital super-utilizers [LancasterOnline.com]

 

Lancaster County is doing particularly well on an effort to keep people with complicated medical conditions from racking up big hospital bills, according to a new reportfrom the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.

It shows that the county has Pennsylvania’s second-lowest rate of “super-utilizers,” with only 11 out of every 10,000 residents landing in the hospital at least five times a year.

That rate’s down from 11.7 in 2014, and it trails only Pike County, which stands at 6. The state average is 21.7, up from 21.2 in 2014.

[For more of this story, written by Heather Stauffer, go to http://lancasteronline.com/new...c2-8bea28ab1951.html]

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