Triple Aim Analysis

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Currently, statistics have shown that 45.7 million Americans have no access to healthcare (Ledlow & Coppola, 2014, p. 312). Even for patients with insurance, securing appointments for a doctor’s visit is difficult. All these studies are clear sign of a rapidly failing healthcare system, thus the need for a change. The Institute of Medicine made effort in the past decade to fix the American healthcare system. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) prescribed a set of goals designed to improve patient care, outcome and cut down cost (Block, 2014). The IOM goals: safety, efficiency, effectiveness, equity, timeliness and patient-centeredness focused on individual patient health care and Improvement was not commendable (Berwick, Nolan & Whittington, 2008). The blend of healthcare services became clearer more than ever before to deliver better health care at affordable cost. The Triple Aim…show more content…
Berwick, Nolan and Whittington (2008) put forward three goals they named the Triple Aim to restructure the healthcare services. The principles are: Improving the person experience of care, improving the health of population and reducing per capita costs of care for the populations. The Triple Aim is an interdependent and more holistic approach to restructuring the healthcare services in that it emphasizes populations’ health care and integrate patients’ care across multiple care sites. According to Berwick, Nolan and Whittington (2008), pursuing one goal can positively or negatively affect the other goals. For instance, improving care for person can raise cost if the improvement is associated with new, effective but costly technologies or drugs. Conversely, eliminating overuse or misuse of therapies or diagnostic test can lead to both reduced cost and improved outcome (p.760). The success of the Triple Aim depends on well set up preconditions. The two most important preconditions will be briefly
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