(cross-posted to Hospital Libraries Section and MEDLIB-L lists)

My favorite faculty physician reached out to me for lit search help,
which is rare because he's such a smart researcher himself; I now
understand what brought him to me. I've spent several hours searching
PubMed, MEDLINE, Cochrane, and HealthBusiness, and have found zero
papers on this. I found a few related articles (see 2 citations for the
best ones, below), which are helpful and have good reference lists, but
aren't directly spot-on. Granted, accountable care is a new-fangled
concept and there is publication lag, but I'd like to deliver at least 1
high-quality source to my favorite doc, ideally not from
government/legal sources from the DHHS and CMS... I'm sure he's read
those already.

Q: Do Accountable Care Organization (ACO) measures provide incentive for
Antibiotic Stewardship (a.k.a. Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, or ASP)?
If so, is it enough?


Related but no mention of ASP:
Gourevitch MN, Cannell T, Boufford JI, Summers C. The challenge of
attribution: responsibility for population health in the context of
accountable care. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jun;42(6 Suppl 2):S180-3. doi:
10.1016/j.amepre.2012.03.012. PubMed PMID: 22704435; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC3381287


Noble DJ, Casalino LP. Can accountable care organizations improve
population health?: should they try? JAMA. 2013 Mar 20;309(11):1119-20.
doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.592. PubMed PMID: 23512057.


Any help is greatly appreciated!




Lydia Witman, MLIS
Clinical Librarian
Pennsylvania Hospital 
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