Nikola Biller-Andorno: What Is An Ethical ACO?
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Nikola Biller-Andorno, Professor and Director of the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich. In this Bioethics Seminar, she discusses how accountable care organizations are expected to play a key role in the attempt to increase the cost-efficiency of health care delivery while maintaining or improving quality and equity of patient care. Performance measures and incentives are used as managerial tools to move towards these aims. How can these tools be used in an ethically acceptable way, and what is the appropriate framework for an “ethical ACO”.