Casalino, L.P., Erb, N., Joshi, M.S., & Shortell, S.M. (2014). Accountable care organizations and population health organizations. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, 40(4), 821-837.

Year: 2015


This article discusses how Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and hospitals might work together toward improving population health. As hospitals become more interested in population health and enter into population health activities, they need to take care to not obscure the term and impede progress related to improving social determinants of health. ACOs and hospitals could be key partners in the quest for actual, geographic population health.

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