Environmental Scan to Identify the Major Research Questions and Metrics for Monitoring the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Safety Net Hospitals. 10. Safety Net Hospital Outcomes


Based on the above discussion, it will be important to monitor the effects of health care reform and other changes in the delivery system on (1) hospitals’ financial performance and viability, (2) whether they maintain their mission to serve uninsured and other vulnerable populations, and (3) the quality of health care they provide.

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