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.
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.
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:
- Self-reported data from researchers.
- 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.
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.
Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator:
- Bauchner H, Berwick D, Fontanarosa PB. Innovations in health care delivery and the future of medicine. JAMA. 2016 Jan 5;315(1):30-1. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.17452. 1.
- Hollingsworth B. The measurement of efficiency and productivity of health care delivery. Health Econ. 2008 Oct;17(10):1107-28. doi: 10.1002/hec.1391.