Integrated delivery system

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An integrated delivery system (IDS) is a network of health care organizations under a parent holding company. Some IDS have an HMO component, while others are a network of physicians only, or of physicians and hospitals. Thus, the term is used broadly to define an organization that provides a continuum of health care services.[1] There is some discussion over the efficiency and sustainability of IDS.[2] Integrated delivery systems are one example of the emergence of managed care organizations in the United States.

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  1. ^ Evashwick C, Meadors A (1994). "Defining integrated delivery systems". AHSR FHSR Annu Meet Abstr Book. 11: 31–2. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Integrated systems improve medical care, control costs, according to Enthoven". Retrieved 2008-02-26.