1. Accountable care organisations: fostering change to bend the cost curve

    23 Mar 2012

    Amongst all of the health reform activities in the United States, the formation of accountable care organisations (ACOs) is considered one of the more promising for bending the health care cost curve while improving patient outcomes.

    ACOs are comprised of a group of providers who are held accountable for the cost and quality of care for a defined population of patients.

    Successful ACOs are expected to manage costs by aligning incentives for hospitals,...

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