This grant supports the Urban Institute to conduct research and analysis on policy issues central to improving the quality and value of health care in the United States. It will build on publications that the institute has already produced for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on timely issues related to health care quality, coverage, and cost--several of which have generated significant academic and media attention, including a widely cited analysis on performance measurement in 2013. Deliverables will be three papers on topics that will aim to influence current policy making: the pros and cons of monitoring health care disparities from a racial and ethnic lens, as compared with a socioeconomic lens; issues associated with consolidation of health care providers; and policies and programs to reduce errors in medical diagnoses.
Amount Awarded $165,393.00
Awarded on: 8/15/2013
Time frame: 8/15/2013 - 8/14/2014
Grant Number: 71210