4 Statistics on Healthcare Administrators' Feelings About ACOs

Nearly half of hospital administrators and medical group managers feel that accountable care organizations are likely to improve quality of care and lower costs, but some are still not sure about the purpose of ACOs or how they are structured, according to "2013 Survey of Alumni Satisfaction & Health System Trends," released by San Antonio-based Temple University.


For the survey, 410 graduates of the university's department of healthcare administration were polled. Merritt Hawkins conducted the survey.


When asked about their feelings regarding ACOs, the respondents reported the following, according to the survey:


•    ACOs are likely to enhance quality and decrease cost — approximately 48 percent reported this.
•    ACOs are unlikely to improve quality and decrease costs — 30 percent reported this.
•    The quality and cost gains will not justify expense or effort of ACO implementation — 10 percent reported this.
•    Not sure about structure or purpose of ACOs — a little over 12 percent reported this.


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