Health Research and Education Trust. (2012). Managing population health: The role of the hospital. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association.

Year: 2012


This guide is designed to define population health, describe strategies to improve the health of a hospital’s patient population, inform leaders why these initiatives are essential, and explore potential partnerships that can help achieve the desired goal as illustrated in the diagram below. Short case examples provide supporting evidence and show that every health care organization already possesses some of the capabilities necessary to institute programs that improve health outcomes within a defined population.

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