Older patients can save hospital visits

Posted at 10:27 AM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 10:28:29-05

Older patients are less likely to be hospitalized if they see the same primary care doctor over time. 

A new study looked at admissions in hospitals for preventable diseases like pneumonia, asthma and diabetes.

Seniors who went to the same doctor were 12-percent less likely to be admitted than those who had less consistent care.