The quest for new innovative care delivery models.J Nurs Adm. 2007 Sep; 37(9):392-8.JN
In response to growing nurse shortages and heightened attention to patient quality, many healthcare organizational leaders are developing and testing new care delivery models. These models strive to improve patient quality and satisfaction by engaging nurses and other healthcare professionals in different roles across the continuum of care. In this article, the authors profile 5 new care delivery models from their current work sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In addition, the authors identify common elements underlying the success of the models.