Does SASH Really Work?
From July 2011 to June 2015, SASH participants realized an average savings of $1,227 per person per year in Medicare expenditures.
From the "Better Care, Healthier People, Smarter Spending" Report, April 2018.
Since its inception in 2012, SASH has shown tremendous improvements in the well-being of its participants, with results that outperform the national average. According to a 2018 report on the impact the SASH program has had, SASH participants realized an average savings of $1,227 per person per year in Medicare expenditures. In addition, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that "3,300 SASH participants with advance directives could translate into a savings of $18.4 million in end-of-life care.”
The Impact of SASH in Vermont
- Statewide SASH Success Stories
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- Program Profiles from Around the State
- SASH Outcomes: An Overview
- Outcomes of the SASH Hypertension-Management Program
- Outcomes & Quotes from Participants in Hypertension-Management Program
- SASH’s Impact on Reducing Isolation among Older Adults
- SASH’s Impact on the Number of Advance Directives Registered in Vermont
Independent, Third-Party Evaluations of SASH
- 2017 SASH Evaluation prepared by RTI International and LeadingAge Center for Applied Research for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- Summary of the 2017 SASH Evaluation
- 2018 Report in HUD Research Journal “Cityscape” about SASH’s Impact in Reducing Medicare Costs for ER Visits & Specialists