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Achieving the Triple Aim in Health Care Reform: The Importance of the Food System

April 01, 2016
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Tyler Smith, Anne Palmer, Bob Martin, and Claire Fitch

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The health care system of the United States is a case study in paradox: despite spending more per capita on health care than any other country in the word, our system ranks last among the top 11 industrialized countries, according to one widely cited report.
By passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congress sought to transform how U.S. health care is financed and delivered. A guiding philosophy for the ACA has been the “Triple Aim” developed by Donald S. Berwick, founder and former director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The Triple Aim is to improve population health, reduce per-capita costs, and improve patient experiences.

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