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Table 2 Cost savings estimation based on 2010 national CDSMP data and 2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

From: The impact of chronic disease self-management programs: healthcare savings through a community-based intervention

Potential cost savings related to ER visits and hospitalizations among CDSMP participants
Potential annual health care savings per CDSMP participant (A) $713.80
Age-adjusted cost of ER visits among those having at least 1 chronic condition (CC)a $1,513
(Baseline = 18%; 6 month post = 13%) 5% Reduction of ER visits among CDSMP participants in the 1st 6-months $75.65
(Baseline = 18%; 12 month post = 13%) 5% Reduction of ER visits among CDSMP participants in the 2nd 6-months $75.65
Age-adjusted cost of hospitalizations among those having at least 1 CCa $18,750
(Baseline = 14%; 6 month post = 11%) 3% Reduction of hospitalizations among CDSMP participants in the 1st 6-months $562.50
(Baseline = 14%; 12 month post = 14%) 0% Reduction of hospitalizations among CDSMP participants in the 2nd 6-months $0.00
   Estimated number of CDSMP participants (B) 6 10 16
   Estimated CDSMP workshop costb (C) $3,500.00 $3,500.00 $3,500.00
Estimated average CDSMP costs per person varying by number of CDSMP participants and workshop costs (D = C÷B)b $583.33 $350.00 $218.75
Net cost savings per CDSMP participant (E = A-D) $130.47 $363.80 $495.05
Extrapolation to national savings using Census data combined with MEPS data
Number of Americans aged 18 and older from 2010 Census data (F) 234,564,071
Estimated % of Americans having at least 1 CCa (G) 77%
Number of Americans aged 18 and older having at least 1 CC (H = F × G) 180,614,335
   Estimated number of CDSMP participants 6 10 16
  Billion dollars  
National health care savings if we could reach 100% of people having at least 1 CC (E × H) $23.6 $65.7 $89.4
  10% $2.4 $6.6 $8.9
  5% $1.2 $3.3 $4.5
  1% $0.2 $0.7 $0.9
  1. Note. aBased 2010 MEPS; bBased on reported data from two CDSMP national studies in the states of Oregon and Florida and expert’s opinions including CDSMP developers.