Who Are Complex Care Patients? A Video with Dr. David Blumenthal

Patients with complex needs are often described as the 5 percent of patients who account for 50 percent of health care spending. Behind that oft-cited statistic are the individuals who make up that population – all of whom have their own stories and needs.

In a new Playbook video, David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, president of the Commonwealth Fund, offers insight into the individuals within the group with the story of “Mrs. D,” a patient he cared for.


To learn more, explore resources related to the key question, "Who are people with complex needs?"