No Consensus On What A High Performing Health Care Delivery System Means

The concept of a “high-performing” health care delivery system has gained increasing interest from purchasers, payers, and policymakers. In a new study published in the September 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, researchers reviewed literature over 10 years and found no consensus on what defines a high-performing health care delivery system or health care organization. Results showed no consistent definition of a high-performing health care system or organization among the 57 articles included in the review. High performance was variably defined across different dimensions.

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