Health care delivery

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Translational Science Benefits

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Policy

Community & public health benefits (Health care characteristics)

Definition

Improved provision and distribution of health services to a patient population. Delivery systems typically include healthcare providers, insurers, and government regulators. Health care delivery is measured in terms of cost, method of payment, regulation, and quality of care.

Rationale

Effective and efficient mechanisms to deliver health services to a target population require transdisciplinary collaboration and widen the impact of evidence-based medicine and health practices.

Guidance

Advice from authors on searching for information:

Access to self-reported researcher or administrative/in-house data may be required to locate documentation.

Resources & Data

Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:

Local

  • Self-reported data from researchers.

General

  • Health Care Delivery System Reform. The Health Care Delivery System Reform site focuses on different types of hospitals and health care centers. The site provides publications that are related to policy impact on these facilities and improvements in current health care guidelines.
  • MedPAC. MedPac is the congressional agency that advises Congress on Medicare. Their reports cover issues in healthcare delivery and financing.
  • Modern Healthcare. The Modern Healthcare news website covers topics on providers, insurance, government, finance, technology, transformation, best practices, and safety & quality.

Data Limitations

Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:

Health care delivery is a multi-faceted concept that can make general resources more difficult to find, while information on specific methods is more readily available.

Publications

Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator:

Case Studies

Preventing suicide among youth in juvenile detention

By Implementation Research Institute (IRI)

Increasing the implementation of evidence-based suicide prevention in juvenile detention centers through the Zero Suicide model.

Using Teams and Virtual Care to Engage Veterans in Depression Treatment

By Implementation Research Institute (IRI)

Enhancing treatment for Veterans with depression through a collaborative care model with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Young person with diabetes using glucose tester.

Identifying and Addressing Challenges to Diabetes Care in Real-Time in Youth from Disadvantaged Communities

By ICTS and Washington University in St. Louis

Developing a smartphone app to help youth overcome barriers to diabetes care