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Do Integrated Health Care Systems Provide Lower Cost, Higher Quality Care?
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Link to more items from this source
Apr. 28, 2014
"It is widely believed that [Integrated Delivery Systems (IDS)] reduce costs and improve quality of care through better integration and coordination of services. This article attempts to shed light on this issue by analyzing the costs and quality of care provided by 52 medical group practices in a large upper Midwest community.... The researchers found that the IDS group practices were often outperformed by relatively small physician-owned practices."

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