Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, Describes the Initial Expectations of Accountable Care Organizations
Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, the chief science officer of the National Pharmaceutical Council discusses the initial expectations of implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs) and how those expectations have evolved over time.
This video was taken at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, on April 4, 2013.
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