Dartmouth Releases Study on Market and Demographic Factors Effecting Forming ACOs

By: Joshua Boxer

This past October, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice published the findings of its study entitled, “Accountable Care Organizations in the United States: Market and Demographic Factors Associated with Formation,” in the Journal for Health Service Research. The study sought to determine the numbers, demographics, and characteristics associated with the formation of ACOs in the United States. The study found that the formation of ACOs is driven by local demographics and market forces, with ACOs more likely to be formed in locations where it is easier to meet the relevant cost and quality benchmarks.

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