Can the Accountable Care Organization Model Facilitate Integrated Care in England?

Ahmed F, Mays N, Ahmed N, Bisognano M, Gottlieb G. Can the accountable care organization model facilitate integrated care in England? Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. June 16, 2015. Epub ahead of print.

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the US, in which groups of providers are responsible for the helath outcomes of a designated population, are regarded as having the potential to foster collaboration across the continuum of care. This article contends that ACOs could have a similar role in England’s National Health Service (NHS), provided that the differences in context are taken into consideration before implementing a similar model, adapted to suit the NHS’s strengths.

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