Health Care Delivery

Definition

Provision and distribution of health services to a patient population. 

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

The Skin Prep Study

The Skin Prep Study
Identifying a better antiseptic for use in skin cleansing before cesarean section, reducing the risk of surgical-site infections.

The Contraceptive CHOICE Project

The Contraceptive CHOICE Project
Increasing accessibility and uptake of long-term, reversible contraception for almost 10,000 women, reducing teen pregnancy and abortion rates in the St. Louis Missouri area.
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