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Holistic approach to health care
San Francisco Chronicle

Higher quality at a lower cost. That’s the vision for the future of health care, and that’s a big reason why Catholic Healthcare West, Hill Physicians and Blue Shield of California have teamed up again to form an accountable care organization (ACO), this time in San Francisco. (Last year, our three organizations built one of the first ACOs in the nation, which improved quality and reduced costs for Sacramento-area CalPERS members.)

There’s been a lot of talk about the promise of ACOs, but what do they mean for patients in real life?