Though many see accountable care organizations as the future of health care delivery, the trend might take a while to take off. That's because hospital executives are increasingly wary of the model, with nearly half — according to a new survey — saying they have no plans to implement the model anytime soon.

That's the story told by Purdue Healthcare Advisors, a health care consulting nonprofit, after talking with more than 200 health care executives.

Of the 46 percent who said they have no such plans, the majority said it's because there are "too many unknowns" with the ACO model, and they first need "stronger evidence and a consistency of successful model."

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