In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
October 1, 2011 | Commentary
Making judgments about how much a person could pay for health insurance is difficult?even for an expert panel member.
September 1, 2010 | Commentary
Providing financial incentives to hospitals to improve quality is increasingly common, yet little is known about its effect on hospitals that provide care for poorer patients. In this study, researchers looked at how financial incentives affected those hospitals serving larger, poorer populations.
May 12, 2010 | Commentary
Economist Victor Fuchs, Ph.D., outlines what distinguishes health care from other goods and services and why we should be concerned about rising health care expenditures.
October 12, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary identifies methods to slow the increase in health care costs in the United States. The current proposed expansion of health insurance will cost the country an estimated trillion dollars over 10 years. To make this expansion possible, increases in the cost of health care must be curbed.
September 2, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary addresses the differences between cost shifting and cost cutting and identifies the reasons why health care in the United States is more expensive per capita than the health care of any other nation.
July 2, 2008 | Commentary
This paper explores the concept of accountable care systems (ACS), which may help improve the quality and care provided by physicians and hospitals in the United States. The authors offer several suggestions for implementing these organizational structures.
August 19, 2008 | Commentary
This paper suggests that major health reform must address poor quality amid rampant expense, with greater reliance on technology assessment and cost effectiveness.
September 19, 2007 | Commentary
Each year Americans spend more than $2 trillion on health care. Unfortunately, some of this $2 trillion buys services of little or no value. This waste has been attributed to misleading advertisements, media hype, misguided state and federal mandate ...
November 25, 2007 | Commentary
This paper explores four key areas where changes in federal and state law that will be necessary to implement health care reform.
December 1, 2007 | Commentary
This paper shows that a substantial change in the U.S. approach to health care funding is central to any sustainable, comprehensive reform that focuses on improved quality.