Accountable care organizations

Published: April, 2011

American health care needs to be cured of its high-spending, disorganized ways. Are accountable care organizations the right medicine?

Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and managed care were supposed to mend much of what ails American health care: the relentless rise in spending, care that's disjointed and uncoordinated, the disregard of prevention relative to the bills paid for treatment.

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