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Why Doctors Should Send More Patients to Standalone Infusion Centers than Hospitals

July 6, 2020 0
Patient receiving infusion therapy

When it comes to recommending treatment for autoimmune diseases, there are a plethora of options at your disposal. Some can be more effective, cost-effective and comfortable than others by limiting potential risk and advocating for every patient’s needs. At FlexCare Infusion Center, we want to help you make the right choice for which infusion center to send patients.

The Cost of Sending Patients to Hospitals

While the hospital outpatient infusion center is the most commonplace for patients to receive an infusion, it is rarely the best choice. This is due to the fact that hospitals are big, busy, inconvenient and charge 2 to 5 times the cost of an alt-site infusion center like Flexcare.

While the care from the front-line health care professional will always be good, the sheer size of the facility and the number of patients can lead to challenges getting the drugs approved and scheduled. It is not uncommon for patients to wait 2 to 3 months after a prescription for their first infusion. When you have a chronic condition and you are trying to get under control, this kind of inefficiency can cost you more than money, it can cost you in health.

How an Alt-Site Infusion Center Compares

At FlexCare Infusion Center, our team works tirelessly to balance quality of care, quality of life and cost-effectiveness for every patient in order to provide a compassionate treatment option. Our center uses enhanced cleaning procedures for all surfaces with EPA approved disinfectants to reduce the risk of airborne infections. Alt-site infusion centers, like FlexCare Infusion Center, are easier to access, provide extended treatment hours and will greet every patient with a warm, friendly smile.

Holistic Advocacy for Every FlexCare Patient

We understand the challenges that come with receiving treatment and our team is always here to ensure our patients are informed every step of the way. We will be direct about the ways FlexCare provides care, how we differentiate ourselves from other treatment options and all of the ways hospitals are lacking. Our team will work with our patients, their physician and their insurance provider to provide the treatment as quickly as possible, without any surprises.

No matter how you choose to care for your patients, FlexCare Infusion Center is always here to provide exceptional care to each and every one of them. Our highest priority is the safety, comfort and progress of every patient. We provide comfortable care options that will surely make treatment easier on your patients. Want to learn more about how we can help your patients with infusion therapy? Contact us today!

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