A framework for describing health care delivery organizations and systems

Ileana L. Piña, Perry D. Cohen, David B. Larson, Lucy N. Marion, Marion R. Sills, Leif I. Solberg, Judy Zerzan

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Describing, evaluating, and conducting research on the questions raised by comparative effectiveness research and characterizing care delivery organizations of all kinds, from independent individual provider units to large integrated health systems, has become imperative. Recognizing this challenge, the Delivery Systems Committee, a subgroup of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Effective Health Care Stakeholders Group, which represents a wide diversity of perspectives on health care, created a draft framework with domains and elements that may be useful in characterizing various sizes and types of care delivery organizations and may contribute to key outcomes of interest. The framework may serve as the door to further studies in areas in which clear definitions and descriptions are lacking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)670-679
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Piña, I. L., Cohen, P. D., Larson, D. B., Marion, L. N., Sills, M. R., Solberg, L. I., & Zerzan, J. (2015). A framework for describing health care delivery organizations and systems. American journal of public health, 105(4), 670-679. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2014.301926