What if we told you that the entire population sees a cost decrease when only a portion of them use their benefits?
In our most recent analysis of client cost savings, we found that when a Vera clinic was installed by an employer, the cost trend for the non-engaged population — the people who never used their Vera clinic once — dropped as well. We call this the halo effect. Sometimes, these drops reversed a trend increase more than five years long. The largest drop we saw was from a trend increase of 39.76% to a 5.91% decrease. The smallest was from a 1.51% increase to a 9.36% decrease. Both drops are impressive.
7 LIES We’ve Told Ourselves That Prevent Us From Fixing Healthcare
We constantly talk about fixing healthcare, but we lie to ourselves about what’s driving our system’s flaws. The result is that our self-deception prevents us from seeing what’s really going on, and guarantees we’ll keep making the same mistakes. In this white paper, we take on seven of those mistakes, and the lies that are driving them.
The data doesn’t allow us to claim cause and effect, but it does show an undeniable correlation between a Vera clinic and the decrease in costs across the entire population, regardless of whether people used the clinic or not. And it showed this across all our clients. This finding is powerful because it demonstrates that a whole community is changed when barriers to effective primary care are removed.