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This paper discusses the impact that Mobile Integrated Healthcare teams can have in our health system. It is well known that there are communities that benefit from MIH teams such as rural or underserved areas; however, this paper discusses a variety of other demographics that may benefit from implementation of MIH teams. It will also evaluate how MIH teams alter patient Emergency Department (ED) visits, hospital admissions, facility spending, and patient outcomes. MIH is a form of preventative medicine that may be better optimized by healthcare facilities going forward, and this article helps to weigh the pros versus cons of MIH team implementation in local communities. This article demonstrates how MIH teams can help reduce overall hospital and ED admissions as well as decrease hospital spending and show patient outcome improvement overall. These findings further support the concept of communities initiating MIH teams more abundantly.


Physician Assistant Studies

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Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

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Carr, Kristen

Publication Date

Spring 2024


Medicine and Health Sciences

Mobilized Healthcare: the Future of Accessible Medicine