A Guide to Measuring the Triple Aim: Population Health, Experience of Care, and Per Capita Cost

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

This white paper provides a menu of suggested measures for the three dimensions of the Triple Aim. The menu is based on a combination of the analytic frameworks presented in the paper and the practical experience of the organizations participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim prototyping initiative. The suggested measures are accompanied by data sources and examples. The paper also describes how the measures might be used along with increasingly specific, cascading process and outcome measures for particular projects to create a learning system to achieve the Triple Aim.