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From page 84...
... Final Report 84 Chapter 8: A Spreadsheet Tool for Regional and Local Analysis As shown in Chapter 7, the cost-effectiveness of increased access to NEMT varies by condition and is sensitive to the costs of transportation and healthcare. These latter two, of course, also vary regionally and locally throughout the U.S.
From page 85...
... produce a conservative estimate of the healthcare savings while trying to be realistic regarding the health treatment options and transportation costs within a region. With these inputs, model users can analyze the expected number of missed appointments for a region, the number of NEMT trips needed by type of transportation service (ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher)
From page 86...
... transportation agencies, social service agencies, and other users are encouraged to use validated data for their regions as key inputs to the model. As is true for all models, this model provides results that are only as accurate as the data, ratios, and values that are used in the model.
From page 87...
... transportation and healthcare are expended but few if any benefits are realized. The compliance factor for chronic conditions is generally higher than the compliance factor for preventive care.
From page 88...
... using friends or family that they have traditionally used. This mode substitution for services will increase the cost of transportation but will not affect the healthcare costs, because the patient would have seen his or her doctor anyway.

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