Commentary on the “Bridges to Health” Model

June 2007 | Stephen C. Schoenbaum, Anne K. Gauthier, Mary Jane Koren

The complex U.S. health system is currently organized around the needs and interests of providers. The “Bridges to Health” model offers a way to think about developing programs for segments of the population that meet patients’ needs for coordinated, integrated care. When these programs are aggregated, they should improve the quality and efficiency of care for the entire population. Three examples are given to illustrate the possibility of conceptualizing integrated care and its advantages.

Author(s): Stephen C. Schoenbaum; Anne K. Gauthier; Mary Jane Koren

Keywords: population segmentation; coordination of care; integration of care

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Volume 85, Issue 2 (pages 209–212)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00484.x
Published in 2007