Cook County hospitals shift to outpatient care to save money

06/11/2010 | Crain's Chicago Business

A five-year plan by Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago aims to improve medical access for the poor and save money by focusing on outpatient care. The proposal would convert two of three county hospitals to outpatient care and spend the estimated $70 million a year in savings on primary care and hard-to-find specialty care.

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