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 who 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 which 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:

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.

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.

Case Studies

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