Brown University's Community Health Team Cost and Utilization Evaluation Finds Annual Return on Investment of $2.85 for Every $1.00 Spent
A Brown University study examined the South County Community Health Team (CHT) using the All-Payer Claims Database information (2014-2018) against a matched comparison group using a difference in differences analysis to compare the CHT cohort and a control cohort. Looking at 12 months before and up to 12 months after the start of the intervention, the study found a difference of $1563 in total cost of care for each quarter after CHT enrollment. The CHT average length of enrollment was 9.1 months and there was an average annual cost per client of $1625. Using the cost savings produced in the evaluation, there is an annual return on investment of $2.85 for every $1 spent.