Making Accountable Care Happen

Accountable care is seen as a key structural reform to drive transformational change in the NHS.

In this occasional paper we provide a working definition  of the key components of an Accountable Care Organisation (ACO). This draws on the prescriptions of current NHS England guidance and frameworks plus the findings from concurrent evaluation of the Pioneer ACOs in the US.  The most successful US pioneers have transformed quality of care whilst also reducing hospital utilisation and thereby containing costs.

Finally, in the main body of the document we list the key components of success and propose practical solutions for implementing  each of these components.

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