This report examines how hospitals can define the population to which they are accountable, either as the patients attributed to them by payers, and/or as the people living in the surrounding communities. They can focus on medical care and/or create initiatives that impact the non-medical determinants of health for that population. Hospital executives are the key decision makers who should be informed that low-cost programs are available to their orgs. Hospitals with large community market share are more likely to self-initiate such programs.
Tags: Addressing social determinants of health , Building the business case , Hub or network structures , Publicly Available