An independent academic reviewer looked at claims data and found that patients in a direct primary care practice working with a large union trust in Atlantic City NJ had 25% lower outpatient utilization, 48% less ER visits, and 41% fewer hospital admissions than patients in a matched control group. This translated into a 12.3% net lower total cost of care, even after taking into account the higher primary care costs than in usual practices.
% Change with utilizilation of DPC
A study of the DPC Clinic Qliance revealed the following changes when utilizing
the DPC Model
-35% fewer hospitalizations
-65% Emergency Department visits
-66% fewer specialist visits
-82% fewer surgeries