Dr. Ajayi: We "must do better" at evaluating complex care programs

By Dan Kamyck | May 23, 2017 at 10:43 AM

Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) in Massachusetts is regarded as one of the top complex care organizations in the country. Dr. Toyin Ajayi, CCA's Chief Medical Officer, called for more rigorous evaluation of care models for people with complex health and social needs in a May 15 article on the New England Journal of Medicine's Catalyst blog:

Large sums of money have been devoted to developing interventions focused on “bending the cost curve” by attenuating the rapidly rising costs of caring for these populations. Whether such programs actually save health care dollars remains an open question because rigorous evaluation data are limited.