To the Editor Drs Noble and Casalino1 point out that there is definition creep when the term population health (applied to a population temporarily enrolled in an Accountable Care Organization [ACO]) is extrapolated to the public health concept of population health, which is defined as improving health outcomes in whole populations through health promotion and disease prevention activities.
Sanford ED, Handley MA. Population Health and Accountable Care Organizations. JAMA. 2013;310(3):323-324. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.7927