According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to provide health care for at-risk Medicare beneficiaries and populations, providers will need to hold themselves accountable for the care that they provide. Reducing health inequities requires organizations to accept responsibility for its health outcomes.
Researchers have outlined six ways that providers could improve health care for at-risk communities:
- Commitment to health equality
- Data and measurement
- Comprehensive needs assessment
- Collaborative partnerships
- Care continuity
- Patient engagement
By following these steps and employing adequate resources, it is possible to deliver quality care to at-risk populations.
These findings were published in MedPage Today on April 12, 2016.