Table 1

Cost savings from preventing unnecessary emergency department visits.

Annual expenses ($)


Annual cost of mobile health clinic

565,700


Total annual visits

4,848


Total visits discounted by 20%

3,878


Cost per visit

117


Cost of preventable emergency department visit [9]

923


Cost avoided per mobile clinic visit

806


Annual projected costs avoided

3,125,668


The Family Van expenses versus costs for non-emergent and emergent but primary care treatable emergency department visits.

Oriol et al. BMC Medicine 2009 7:27   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-27

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