Long-Term Specialty Care - Community Living / August 10, 2020
In the past decade there has been an increased usage of quality measures and standards in many population health initiatives in the U.S., but little research has been conducted for long-term services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As demonstration of value-based outcomes becomes increasingly important, showing evidence-based quality standards and guidelines for people with IDD is essential.
A newly published study, “Hospitalization Rate and Days Spent at Home as Value-Based Outcome Measures for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disability” in the Health Science Journal, by Dr. William Mills, BrightSpring Health Services Chief Medical Officer, aims to show the annual hospitalization rate and mean days spent at home by the population of IDD who are enrolled in community-based residential waiver programs, as value-based outcome measures for people with IDD.
“We provide supportive services for more than 2,300 individuals with IDD in residential waiver programs,” said Dr. Mills. “Our company mission is to provide support to people with IDD and enable meaningful days, days that help them live their best life. Our research was able to show emerging value-based outcome measures that could help organizations and policymakers develop resources for people with IDD to stay in community settings for as many days each year as possible.”
Read the full study here.