GJ Healthcare|February 25, 2010 9:00 PM

Just how much less expensive?

Photo provided by Daniel Borman (borman818) under Creative Commons License.

Grand Junction’s heavily non-profit system of health care:

  • -Saved Colorado $2 million a year in Medicaid reimbursements between 2003 and 2005
  • -Saved the federal government $13.2 million on Medicare from 2000 to 2002
  • -Is the most cost-effective deliverer of services for chronic diseases in the nation
  • -Hospitalized patients one-third as many days as the national average
  • -Saved $5,150 per person who died in hospice care, compared to national average


  1. Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  2. The Chatfield Consulting Group
  3. The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, cost disparities
  4. The Dartmouth Atlas
  5. The Dartmouth Atlas
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