Triple Ilm

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The quest for a coordinated health care services conceived the Triple Aim. Berwick, Nolan and Whittington (2008) put forward three goals they named the Triple Aim in an effort to restructure the healthcare services. The principles are: Improving the individual 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 individual 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 establish preconditions. The two most important…show more content…
For the purpose of the Triple Aim, a population will be group of people with common characteristics. For example, all patients registered in a hospital for primary health care or all members of a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). The most important precondition is identifying an integrator that will coordinate all the three component of the Triple Aim for the specified population. The HMO closely resembles an integrator in the sense that they coordinate the care and the insurance of enrolled patient in their organization (Berwick, Nolan & Whittington, 2008). A large primary care group can couple with a payer to be an integrator (Berwick, Nolan & Whittington, 2008). Integrators are responsible for all the integrated care of its population. They provide accessible and quality care across various healthcare sites at the most reasonable cost for their

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