Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM)

Provides a locus of leadership and expertise for advances in health care delivery, organization, and markets through research.

The researchers of the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM) identify emerging research needs, manage a portfolio of research grants and contracts, conduct and publish peer-reviewed research, and develop databases and software tools that can be used with those databases. The ultimate goal of the Center's work is to help improve the quality and efficiency of health care by providing evidence to decision-makers on organization, payment, delivery, and markets. The CDOM portfolio includes the following four domains:

  • Organizational behavior: How and why do organizations' behavioral responses vary, and what is the impact on quality, outcomes, access, cost, and use?
  • Delivery systems: How are delivery systems structured and organized to provide acute and long-term care, and what is the impact on quality, outcomes, access, cost, and use?
  • Markets: How are markets structured, and what is the impact on quality, outcomes, access, cost, and use?
  • External factors: How do external factors (for example, legal, regulatory, and demographic factors) affect health care markets and delivery systems?
Page last reviewed September 2012
Internet Citation: Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM). September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/cdom/index.html