Accountable care organizations top a long list of should-bepriorities for the health care industry, a new survey finds, thoughby reviewing some numbers, you wouldn’t know it.

Despite health care finance executives saying there will be a“renewed focus on developing accountable-care partnerships”—withhalf saying it should be their top priority—just 9 percent say theyare currently focusing on it.

Though ACOs are “allowing health care businesses to share risk,help lower costs and improve quality,” only 56 percent agree that astrong accountable care organization network will trim spending andimprove the bottom lines of clinics and hospitals.

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