System Redesign Responses to Challenges in Safety-Net System

Summary of Field Study Research

A study team from the Boston University School of Public Health, under a contract with AHRQ, conducted case studies in eight safety-net systems to examine the challenges safety-net hospitals and systems are facing. The team also examined the strategies and resources safety-net systems use to address the challenges of the changing health care environment. Safety-net systems serve low-income, medically vulnerable patients and offer special health care and social services that other hospital systems do not.

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Internet Citation: System Redesign Responses to Challenges in Safety-Net System. Content last reviewed June 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/system/systemredesignsafetynet/index.html