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Baylor Health Care System embracing a new healthcare approach

Dallas Morning News, November 30, 2009

North Texas health industry leaders will gather for a meeting to see if they can shake Dallas out of its declining health and soaring medical spending. One option they'll hear about, called an accountable-care organization, attacks those problems by pushing family doctors, hospitals, surgeons, and other specialists to work together using evidence-based medicine and even sharing payments, the Dallas Morning News reports. Baylor Health Care System is already embracing such an approach. Baylor says it will convert its 13 hospitals and 4,500 network physicians into an accountable-care organization by 2015.